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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:00 am    Post subject: Lawn level Reply with quote

Hi,
Just finished building a house and want to put in a lawn up both sides of driveway inside of an existing laurel hedge - the issue we have is the soil level on one side of the driveway is higher than the other, its approximately 12 inches higher than the 804 thats down on the driveway at present. I have attached a few pictures and my question is how do we finish it off where it meets the driveway? - do we slope it from the hedge to the chippings? I might add that it's not the same the whole way up the driveway its in an area approx 8 metres long where there a raised percolation area resulted in the site level being raised.



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need an edge to work to, be it sleepers or kerbs. Slope the soil to suit. Otherwise the soil and road will merge eventually.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Build a 12" brick? wall alongside the highest bit and bring the brick wall height down in the areas it needs to be. Put a capping of some sorts on top of the wall, else it'll look half-finished.
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