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jg1234

07:41AM | 03/24/05
Member Since: 12/01/03
30 lifetime posts
Bvlawn
Hi Folks,

'First time posting in the landscape section.

I live a semi - detached twin. I have a 4 x 14 foot raised flower bed.

I would like to put in a small 6 inch high retaining wall made of presuure treated logs but do not want to restrict drainage.

What is the strategy with drainage ?? - Is it okay to have it soak into the ground near the house if we have a bed there ? - is it better to have it draining away from the house or a combination of both ??

If so - is there anyway to build some drainiage in the retainig wall ???

Any suggestions would be appreciated - this is new to me .

Thanks - jg1234

jg1234

09:34AM | 03/24/05
Member Since: 12/01/03
30 lifetime posts
k2,

Thanks for the quick reply. I live in North Eastern Pennsylvania.

We see a lot of rain in April and May and the snow is slow to melt where the bed will be because of little sun.

I am thiniking it will self regualte - but was hoping to design the small wall with options that would assist drainage. I think weep holes would look bad so I wasn't sure what else to do ???

jg1234


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