Mowing the grass on steep grassy areas of your lawn can be a challenge. So as I passed the 70 milestone I looked for a safer way to keep my lawn looking good without endangering my self mowing on steep slopes. Here is my solution to the steep part of my front lawn. The work was done by my son Tim who has many years of landscape experience.
The cost of materials was about $1500- $1700. Labor would be extra. Construction lasted four months because the time spent on the project was subject to weather and full time employment. Probably we averaged four or five man-hours a week over 14 weeks. We used hand tools except a grinder to cut rebar, a 1/2 ” drill to bore holes for the rebar, a Mantis tiller, and an electric chain saw to cut timbers.
Some hostas were reused from other areas of the yard, but Astibi, and Corabel and an Oak Leafed Hydrangea were purchased from nurseries. Two other planting areas in the yard were eliminated and returned to grass this fall. The last area with the Glen Armil yard sign will be the last bed to be relocated. This will return most of the lawn to grass out front.