Landscaping a sloped piece of land

by Monica L Power
(Greenville, SC)

I have two areas, behind the garage and at the end of the driveway that are sloped very deeply. Any ideas on how to landscape them without building a wall and adding more soil?

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Jan 03, 2013
Sloped Yard Options
by: Dreamyard

Hi Monica.

Do you think you could provide a picture of the area in question? This will allow me to see the degree of slope that you are dealing with.

If I visited your home and walked around your property, I would ask you some questions before making recommendations.

How much maintenance are you interested in doing?
How much gardening experience do you have?
What usage do you expect to have from this area?
And the list would continue.

These are the first couple that came to mind, but there are more questions to be asked.

With that being said, here are a couple of thoughts to get you started.

A sloped rock garden is a popular, affordable, and low maintenance option. They look great, and are also fairly easy to install.

If erosion is a problem, try adding some plants with extensive root systems. This will help to hold the soil together on the slope.

Decorative rocks over landscape fabric may also be an option for you, or a combination of the two.

If you are looking for some further suggestions, please get back to us again.

Have you had a chance to check out our Pinterest page? We have a category on Landscaping a Slope with some picture ideas.

In all, there are over 5000 pictures in about 50 categories to browse. Click on the Pinterest link in the sidebar.

Best of luck to you, and Happy New Year Monica.

Dreamyard team.

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