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    How can I level my garden?

    Gardeners

    My garden is sloped but I would like to put a veg patch and perhaps some decking. What are the steps to leveling a garden? Size of garden is
    about 6 metres wide and 10-12 metres long.

    Asked by Akinfolayan on 31st Mar 2020
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    DORSET DESIGN AND MAINTAIN

    "Depending on slope it'll need rotavating, leveling - poss supporting wall, maybe level half the garden save costs and deck on raised posts one end, don't be afraid to get digging and spread the earth rather than spending on skip or waste disposal service - buy cheap sleepers from a salvage yard and make the front edge a feature.."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    AM Landscapes

    "Ok so you would look to start removing the soil in the higher places & possibly get a rotator to break the soil up & rake it out to help level the soil"

    Answered on 1st Jun 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Softscape Gardens

    "Hello.
    Not sure I understand the question. In any case, you need to consider that longer the plains you want to create the higher is the step. The prepping work for the decking and the veg patches are completely different. For the decking you may need to make some plinths for the legs or laying a beam across for the supporting beams. For the veg patches, depending on the percentage of the slope and size of each patch, you may need very little to contain the soil or even need a proper retaining wall."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Roundwood Services

    "Hi Akinfolayan! So with levelling your garden, the first thing you want to assess is exactly where you want your vegetables and your decking - and the second thing, whether everything will remain on one level.

    Next, you will want to consider whether you will have to throw earth or turf away, as waste removal always costs [the earth]!

    And finally, compacting the ground with a hired plate compactor could be a grand help."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Mike Silvey Paving and Landscaping

    "Personally I'd use a digger to level as best as possible, trying to save you from having to get soil in.
    Dependant on the size of the slope to be levelled I'd be looking at 1/2 days to get a rough level.
    Decking I always put above ground using concrete posts in the ground to keep the decking from rotting from touching the soil.
    And for a veg patch I'd use a 38mm or 47mm treated timber as a boarder.
    Decking and veg beds would depend time wise on the size and style. Thanks Mike Silvey Paving and Landscaping."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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