Not all lots are paved flat. Some may have sunken spots and some may have a slightly higher elevation than others. While it is harder to design and landscape for lots with uneven elevation, there are ways to make it work. In this blog, we’ll share with you 3 backyard ideas for sloped yards.
Leveled Up Landscaping
The number one problem for sloped yards is the probability of erosion. To combat this, either choose plants with a strong and wide root system that will hold the soil in its place even when heavy rains come in or have a retaining wall built-in to provide more stability to the area. Choose plantings that can cover your area or section it up with a retaining wall. You can also divide your yard into different levels and build tiered retaining walls.
Vine it Up
Sloped areas are the perfect garden plot for climbing plants. Whether it’s climbing roses, Carolina Jessamine, or Pink Coral vines, these will surely look lovely providing a nice carpet of climbing blooms along the slopes. To define the slopes better or use it as a privacy screen, you can prop up some trellis to you can lounge in private, and away from prying eyes. The propped vines can also trick the eye into thinking there is no slope at all.
The Colosseum of Blooms
While you might make it as oval as the Roman colosseum, you can turn your sloping yard into something similar, with a fire pit at the center surrounded by steps that also double as seats. You can then have your garden encircle the seating arena for a beautiful 360-degree perimeter consisting of beautiful blooms.
Do you also have a sloped yard? Did you find an idea you want to explore? Call us today for a free consultation on how to design and plan landscaping for sloped yards!