Landscaping on a piece of land that has a slope can be difficult but it can also be a way to create a one-of-a-kind yard! Regardless of whether you have a small or large space to work with, here are a few ideas you can try to landscaping on a slope.
Don’t be afraid to create your own version of garden beds on a slope! Some plants can thrive just as well on a slope as they would in a leveled bed. Just create beds that are raised up from the main backyard pathway to create a green corridor type look in your own sloped backyard.
When planting on a slope, it’s important to remember that you want to pick plants that will be low-maintenance instead of more higher-maintenance varieties that would require a lot more attention. So that hardier the plant the better!
There should be a good balance of curated chaos and relaxation in the yard, as this will keep it looking less uniform and more natural. Creating tiers on a sloped property mixed with landscaping and hardscaping elements can help manage erosion as well as create a cohesive look to your yard. Adding stone path stairs, terraces, or tiers can make a dramatic change on the overall look of your property.
Remember, a backyard landscape that’s sloped will be more easily seen from your house. So creating a focal point like a garden then building a pathway or a stone paved terrace with patio furniture around it is the best way to utilize your backyard while making it look great!
Look at the challenge as a chance to think outside of the box and if it all seems like too much, you know who to call to come help!