Wall, Dry Stream, Path

This project was a “full meal deal” that included a retaining wall, dry stream, and slate path. The wall is both for appearance and to reduce erosion on the sloped ground. The dry stream cuts down on maintenance and gives a simple, styled appearance. The slate path cuts down on yard maintenance and just looks seriously cool.

Before
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Starting the project. The dirt area will get a slate path, the bed will get a dry stream, and the slope will get a retaining wall.


Now the work begins…

Wall
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The retaining wall is being installed. It will look good and control erosion.


Wall Done!
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The retaining wall looks good and keeps the soil in its place. With the wall complete we move on to the other details.


Stream & Path
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The dry stream provides a low maintenance landscape that is both practical and attractive. The slate path is very practical, low maintenance, and seriously cool!


Slate Path
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Close-up of the slate path — oh yes, this would look good outside of any home!


Finished!
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View of the completed project from the high-ground