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New Gardener - Help!

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  1. alvin

    alvin Apprentice Gardener

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    Hello!
    I’ve recently moved house and finally have a garden - hurrah!

    It’s quite small and bricked however we want to level it out so it’s on 2 levels rather than 3 - we’ve done quite a bit already however the problem we have is that we’re worried the top level might be supporting / holding up the back wall - is this something we can or should try ourselves or should we get in a professional... ?

    The below are some before pics...


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    And this is now after getting rid of a few bits and cutting things down/back.

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    And this is on the right hand side ... no idea what they were thinking?! ...

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    What we want to do it get rid of the little wall and make the grass reach that back wall so it’s flat...

    Any help or advice???

    Thank you! :)
     
  2. andrews

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    I would dig a hole at the side of the rear retaining wall and see if the wall goes down to the level that you want the garden to be.

    Have a look at neighbours gardens - the level of their gardens will be a good indicator of where the retaining wall ends.
     

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