Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Backyard Renovation: Part 3 - The Fence

After the trees were removed and the retaining wall set in place, the ground was leveled again to reduce the slope even more. And then the fence was installed.

At first, when our landscape architect suggested the Split Rail Fence to us, I didn't really like it because I didn't think it was particularly attractive. But now that it's in, I love it.

It adds a little bit of rusticness to the woodsy surroundings. And they added a vinyl mesh behind it to keep any balls, toys or kids (!) in the yard. When the plants are in place, I really think the fence will just blend with the scenery beautifully.

Next task is to build the a seating area and steps above the decorative retaining wall. Once that is done, the boulder retaining wall will be put into place. It's really starting to take shape!

See the progression here:
Part 1: Tree Removal
Part 2: Retaining Wall
Part 4: Boulder Retaining Wall

1 comment:

  1. Love the fence! It looks perfect. And smart of you to put mesh behind it for balls, etc. Can't wait to see the seating area! This has got to be a thrilling project for you!


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