With a sloping backyard like this, creating a 3-Tier Backyard Rock Retaining Wall is the easiest way to use the space effectively and put in a beautiful garden bed feature. This house is built on a slight high point with the backyard sloping downward to the end of the block. Putting in a retaining wall with take away a chunk of the regular yard maintenance.
Having a Tiered Backyard Rock Retaining Wall created in a yard that is built on a slope is the easiest way to use the space effectively. Take this yard for example. The house is built on the lowest level with the backyard sloping upward to the end of the block. This makes yard maintenance a hassle and even more of an issue trying to give your kids a leveled area to play on.
On the backyard renovation wagon again today. This yard was not big at all and what space they did have was pretty much unusable for anything recreational. Too much of an awkward concrete jungle for such a small space in my opinion. But that’s exactly why they hired me. I’m a bit of an expert earthmover when it comes to preparing and transforming a yard in a short time.
Check out this sloping backyard and you tell me what you can do with it in its current state? Pretty much nothing and that’s why this fella has hired me to make it a more useable and family friendly backyard. There is still always going to be a slight slope to the area unless a whole lot (and I mean a lot) of dirt is brought in, otherwise my job is to take the edge off and make it easy to maintain.
For families that have just had their new home built, I’ve notice it is pretty common to be left with what looks more like a ‘dumping site’ then what should actually be their front and back yards. Understandably, this is not always the builders responsibility and the home owners are aware they will need to sort out the Landscaping of their New Home themselves once the build is finished.
Another big Backyard Renovation that I’ve been working on over the course of three days out at Hillbank and as you can see, I initially didn’t think I’d be able to do it simply because I may not have been able get my machines into the area. But I gave it a crack anyway and what do you know? Plenty of room….Just! Check out the total backyard transformation.
Just look at the difference a little bobcat work and earthmoving can do for a simple backyard renovation. Creates a total change in space, access and aesthetic appeal to the property. I’m sure even Rover (pictured) is happier now his playground is an even surface to run around on. This job today was located out at Hewett, one of my local stomping grounds, and I was asked to excavate their driveway.
What an awesome project this was to work on today and test my skill of visualizing the end result in an otherwise disastrous backyard. As you can see, it turned out to be a total transformation and the client couldn’t have been happier. The addition of a second level to the original single level retaining wall has created a more aesthetic and usable space to work on. I even convinced him of a better layout.
I like to call this job ‘The Block 4’. Believe it or not, this started off with one earthmoving service job and from there the word of mouth from neighbour to neighbour of my excavating adventures from Lot 1 soon spread. When you’re having a New House built and need a reliable and trustworthy contractor, you should definitely give me a call. Building a new home should be an adventure.
Out at Angaston preparing my clients backyard for retaining walls to be installed. The yard was like any other that I had been to a dozen times before and levelled out to change it into a drastically different area. Having an uneven yard really limits a home owners choices with how they can turn it into anything remotely recreational that doesn’t involve gardening, especially if you have kids to cater for.