Are you tired of looking at your sloped yard and feeling like you can’t do anything with it? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Many homeowners find themselves in this situation. But don’t despair – there are plenty of ways to landscape a sloped yard. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for dealing with a sloped yard, so that you can create a beautiful and functional outdoor space.
Tips for Landscape Design on a Sloped Yard
1. Choosing Plants That Will Thrive on a Slope
Make sure to consider the sun exposure, soil type, and moisture levels of your landscape before selecting trees, shrubs and perennials.
2. Retaining Walls
This may come to no surprise but a properly constructed retaining wall will be a functional asset by holding back the steep slope, thus creating a flat space that can be used to create a new lawn with sod or hydroseed, or build out an outdoor living space complete with custom block steps to easily access a newly built paver patio or outdoor kitchen.
3. Installing a Drainage System
When renovating a steep hillside, incorporating a drainage system is critical allow water to flow through without disrupting the landscape, lawn and surrounding structures.
4. Ground Covering to Enhance Erosion Protection
One of the best defenses against erosion on a residential or commercial property is by constructing retaining walls, the next is turf-grass or even native grasses (depending on desired aesthetic), followed by ground covering such as mulch or decorative rock for minor slopes.
5. Landscape Lighting to Increase Visibility
Strategically placed landscape lighting will help you, your family and guests easily navigate your outdoor space. This is especially important if you have a steep slope that requires walking up and down steps.
Craft Your Ideal Landscape Design With Avalon Design Group
If you take the time to plan out your landscape design on a sloped yard, it can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. With these tips in mind, you are sure to create a landscape that is beautiful and functional for many years to come.
In addition to these tips, it is important to make sure you are working with a landscape professional who knows how to work on a sloped landscape. Avalon Design Group is a top-rated contractor specializing in large-scale property renovations and can provide helpful advice on which features will work best for your landscape design projects. Working with a landscape professional also ensures that your landscape project will be completed correctly and safely. With Avalon’s help, you can create a landscape that is both beautiful and safe for everyone in your household. Request a quote today to schedule a consultation.