Extending the retaining wall that I had originally built in 2012 would be the first step to this backyard firepit area. I had originally thought that I would build steps on that side for access to a shed or greenhouse.
Excavation was required in order to lay a firm gravel base. This was my backyard project for 2022. I had to carry each 50 pound bag of sand and gravel from the street, up the stairs, and into the backyard. Then I needed to dig out the area at least six inches deeper than the first row of retaining wall for the gravel and sand base.
Who needs a gym membership when you can do projects like this. Each year I have had some big project that also gives me a good workout.
Now that the extension to the retaining wall is finished, next steps are:
Raised Planting Area