landscaping a window well
(Lapel, IN USA)
I put a window in my basement this winter. My backyard looks like a disaster area.
I did it myself and tore out all the landscaping and patio I originally had. I created the window well out of block....5' on either side and in front I only went up 4' because we liked being able to see the sky from the basement.
I want to incorporate my window well into my landscaping in my back yard with a gradual grade up to ground level. I want to add a stamped concrete patio, a stamped concrete firepit, pergola, sidewalk and landscaping stone for stepping up out of the well with ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping lighting.
Have you ever seen anything similar to this done? If so, do you have any photos or tips of how to go about the stepping up out of the window well?
Thanks for any tips you can think of,
Dan from Indiana
I sent you an email. Please send me some photos via email of this area extending into the rest of your yard. Or you can upload a single photo here.
Basically, you can either slope up from the window wells to a higher level (if that is your situation), or you can step it up with a retaining wall or a few for a terraced look. How it is done all depends on how your ground slopes and how high. Also important is what the distance is to this other area. You need to create a level area for a patio, pergola, etc., so you need to get up to that level.
Once the level area is created, all or some of the amenities you want can be part of the design.
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