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My garden is really sloped and my kids want to be able to play football and have the 12ft round above ground pool up, i can't afford to get in a professional to flatten it out so what is the best way to go about flattening out ourselves

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simplest course is to excavate the lower part where it starts to rise up, get an area level there - you'd then need to have a retaining wall put in to keep back the sloped part leading up the patio. You're talking major land works with diggers, and frankly, this is a professional job, and not one I'd attempt without professional help.

28 May, 2011


I agree with Bamboo that is a considerable slope, would be different if you wanted to terrace part of for flower beds but an area for football and a largish pool needs professionals. You could always suggest the children go to the park to play football and the top of the garden looks flat enough for the pool.

28 May, 2011


I was going to suggest the park too! We had 4 kids on a very steep hill & I can't tell you the number of balls that got lost - and football in the garden was out of the question. Good for rolling down though - we used to have an area called "the rolly garden" - so there are compensations.

28 May, 2011


I love it the 'rolly garden'!

28 May, 2011

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