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In our backyard lawn, we have a hill that has an incli

In our backyard lawn, we have a hill that has an incli

In our backyard lawn, we have a hill that has an incli

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Hello There,<br><br>In our backyard lawn, we have a hill that has an incline between 35 and 45 degrees. The dimensions are about 100 feet wide by 50 feet long. It is difficult to mow and not very desirable if we ever decide to sell our home. <br><br>I wanted to ask if there is any information or ideas about landscaping a hill like this. Any information you might provide is appreciated. Thank you. Bill B. <br>

RE: In our backyard lawn, we have a hill that has an incli

Have you ever thought about terracing the slope?

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RE: In our backyard lawn, we have a hill that has an incli

Terracing is your best bet (other than importing fill to create a more gentle slope) but be careful of the retaining walls for the terraces. If the walls fail it will be uglier and even less desirable than the present slope.

RE: In our backyard lawn, we have a hill that has an incli

(OP)
Thank you. Any comments or "rules of thumb" on retaining wall dimensions (above/below ground) and recommended materials?

William H. Bernhart, P.E.


I work as a development engineer for AMP - Tyco Electronics located near Harrisburg, PA. I help design interconnections and electrical connectors for aerospace applications.

RE: In our backyard lawn, we have a hill that has an incli

Try "Earth Support Systems & Retaining Structures" published by Pile Buck, Inc.  407-744-8780.  It has the answers you seek.

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