This week we caught up with a Sweeten general contractor who is working on an outdoor project, that he was awarded via Sweeten, in Fort Greene. This Brooklyn backyard was definitely ready for a makeover, but when the contractor initially reviewed the project, he also realized that they would have to address the non-glamourous issue of soil erosion. A fence had been put up to separate this yard from the neighbor’s yard, however with a grade difference of 30 inches the existing construction fell short of a realistic, long-term solution.
In order to secure the boundary, they built a field stone retaining wall and have begun the process of laying down a bluestone patio. In the coming weeks, they will fill the retaining areas with plantings, including hydrangea, azalea, bamboo, forsythia & irises and plant grass seed.