Reclaimed Area?

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    Between noise and fire laws it looks like planting is your best bet. If you flatten it, you could always build a greenhouse there. :)
     
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    If you want quick privacy in semi shade plant a tall clumping bamboo. Make sure you research, some bamboo can be invasive stay away from runner. Clumping is well behaved and grows fast. Some are over 12 feet high.
     
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    how about a swing in the middle of it for you and your sweet heart to relax
     
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    The Heuchera does not die back in winter. I have it planted all along my back deck garden. It does get tall stems on it that the hummers like to feed from and you have to cut the stems off in the fall as they start looking kind of ratty. Tiny blossoms not hardly worth mentioning but the hummers still love to eat from them.
     
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    Add native plants. Always the best way to go.
     
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    Btw, the tree canopies are going to be opened for more filtered sunlight.

    New question.
    What is your opinion of us returning the reclaimed area to its original grade then go from there with its landscaping?
     
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    Which variety my friend?
     
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    We will visit a nearby nursery specializing in native plants. Thanks.
     
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    Do you mean take out the retaining wall @Big Lou ?
     
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    I guess it kind of depends where it is in relation to your yard and if it's "usable" space. Like would you want to sit there or just see it from the deck. I think that will help you decide what to do with it in the end.
     
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    I'm afraid of the many bamboo perils. Thanks anyway.
     
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    Great comment. Not so much sitting as seeing some sort of feature(s). Thr reclaimed area is in the northwest, left, corner of the yard. Almost all areas of the yard slopes.
     
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    No.
     
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    So many Heuchera's to choose from. I like the darkish almost black ones and those grow best in my gardens. I'm sure there are many others you might like too. Just go to a nursery and look at them and choose the ones you like. Rabbits like them too!
     
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    Thanks to everyone for your ideas and comments. Accepted a bid to open up the three trees in that area. Great!

    Sadly, infuriating occurance. Doorbell rings, there stands a pool/landscape guy. Rearward neighbor told him our pool has a leak and needs repair. Clue, standing in the neighbor's front yard anyone can clearly see that there is no more pond. Three weeks ago I even told the neighbor exactly what we are doing. The terribly whatever neighbor told the pool/landscaper the the leak in our pool is flooding his yard. Cathy told me to chill so I will remain a nice guy.

    Pool..............
     
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    The four tree canopies are open so plenty of natural filtered sunlight to support grass and greenery. Our initial plan for a special lawn design that quickly became an expensive endeavor has changed to a lawn more in line with original site. In other words we will work with what we get. A bit embarrassing to admit but the time and strength for involved, complicated creations is no more. Whatever the outcome it will get some sort of a special touch. Photos of the recent recovery and upcoming creation will be posted.

    Thanks everyone.
    Louis
     
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