Asked on Jun 17, 2017

The sidewalk is much lower in the grass, how to make it look equal?

by Beckyreier
When my new sidewalk was put in one side is much lower than the grass - I want to put in landscaping next to the sidewalk but have no idea how to make it look equal on each side. One being at the sod level the other about 3 1/2 inches Above
q when my new sidewalk was put in one side is much lower than the grass
  5 answers
  • William William on Jun 17, 2017
    What ever landscape you put in, stone, block, pavers, brick, or plantings,and mulch. Level everything with the edges on both sides of the sidewalk. This will balance both sides of the sidewalk to the eye and take away from the the difference in height of the lawn.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jun 17, 2017
    If the sidewalk is level, it's your yard that's not. You can cut the grass at different heights. Or you can use a sidewalk border, plastic or metal. People around me seem to like the sod and grass really thick and really high above the sidewalk height, as if they are showing off their beautiful lawn. Best wishes 😇

  • Virginia R Virginia R on Jun 17, 2017
    By "Landscaping" I am assuming you mean planting flowers, shrubs, whatever?You could put edging on both sides of the sidewalk to the same height. Fill with soil (using more on the lower side), plant whatever then mulch. At the other edge of the lower side, taper to lawn level or add an edging to desired height.

  • Kim Kim on Sep 30, 2017
    Mine was like that too, what I did was to shovel the extra into a wheel barrel. I got a lot of dirt. I took it to the back yard where I had a low spot and shook the dirt off the grass onto the spot. I put the grass into the compost pile. I did mine a little lower than the walkway to keep the mulch in.

  • Pam M. Pam M. on Sep 30, 2017
    A border of Hosta fills in quickly and makes a nice edge. Many varieties so ask a garden center for a smaller variety. They are easy to transplant so if you have a friend/neighbor - they might let you thin out their plants. You'll be surprised how fast they fill in. We have at least 10 people who have landscaped their yards from our garden. Good luck!