Bamboo Removal, New Fence, Retaining Wall and Landscaping Give This Backyard Pool Area a Huge Facelift
Here is a really important lesson: don't plant bamboo unless you're willing to do a lot of maintenance and hard labor. Bamboo is an invasive species. Once it gets started, it's hard to keep it under control. Some species of bamboo can literally grow inches, or even feet per day!
Back in the 1970's and 80's, using bamboo as a privacy barrier was a popular trend, but many people who have inherited these "gardens" have ended up with an unwieldly mess to deal with.
This South Olympia property is a typical example. The original owners planted a bamboo garden along the back of the property. Over time it completely took over the backyard and even damaged the original fence.
AJB Services removed the bamboo as part of total backyard makeover. We regraded the backyard with heavy equipment and new fill dirt, and then built a short retaining wall and a new, higher fence. Finally, we added fresh sod, new landscape beds and foliage, and a small patio with a walkway to leading to back entrance.
Take a look through the gallery of photos below. We've included "before and after" pictures that demonstrate what a huge difference the new landscaping made, and also have some beautiful, panoramic views of the entire backyard.
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- Installing the new backyard Installing the new backyard
- Removing the bamboo Removing the bamboo
- Before and After: the complete project Before and After: the complete project
- Installing the new fence Installing the new fence
- Preparing for new sod Preparing for new sod
- The new backyard The new backyard
- Ready for a swim? Ready for a swim?
- New fence and retaining wall New fence and retaining wall
- Picture-perfect backyard Picture-perfect backyard
- Panorama Panorama
- Panorama of new fence Panorama of new fence
- Pool Panorama Pool Panorama