4 Landscaping Ideas for A Sloped Backyard
Gardens on a steep incline or sloping backyards can be a challenge for many homeowners. A sloped yard can cause issues with erosion and lead to pooling water or drainage issues. Not to mention that a sloped yard can be a bit of a pain to maintain if you have to mow your lawn on an incline!
When landscaping a sloping backyard, it’s important to create a useable space that is not only functional but also enjoyable to use. The options of what you can do to manage a sloped yard are endless. Here are 4 landscaping ideas for a sloping backyard:
Utilizing steps are the best way to allow for easy access to all levels of your sloped yard. Consider creating a natural garden or rock garden on both sides of the staircase using native plants to Alberta or flowering perennials dispersed amongst various sized rocks and boulders. Choose low growing shrubs or plants that grow well in rocky environments if you opt for rock garden look.
Steps and outdoor staircases can be designed using a variety of landscaping supplies to match your style. Use large slabs or irregular stone like these Barkman steps for a more rugged look or choose stone pavers from our selection of Techo-Bloc steps for more of a modern design. Use steps as a dramatic focal point or to access different outdoor spaces in your yard.
Barkman Rosetta Irregular Steps
Create various levels in your yard with different functional spaces. Try tiered garden beds to add colour and greenery to your outdoor space. Not only can these tiered gardens beds be used for flowers but they can also be used as a large vegetable garden to grow fresh herbs and veggies.
A multi-level design also allows you to develop more seating areas for various uses like dining and entertaining, enjoying a fire pit or even for quiet relaxation with a pond. Your sloped backyard can offer something for everyone and can actually be more functional than a flat yard with the right landscape design.
Barkman Pisa Wall
Water features like a natural waterfall or babbling stream are beautiful landscaping options for a sloping backyard. Water features create a stunning focal point and bring the tranquility of water to your outdoor living space. Not only that, but the sloped ground works well with the natural flow of water.
Depending on the space you have available and the incline, you’ll want to consider the landscaping supplies required to create your water feature such as river rock, boulders, bubblers, fountains and water pumps, etc. Contact Rockland to speak to our knowledgeable staff to find out about the latest best practices and water feature products.
Retaining walls are a versatile and flexible way to create functional space in any backyard but they are extremely effective for dealing with steep slopes and creating a raised or terraced garden bed.
Retaining walls are often used to create a level or flat space in sloping backyards. They also provide interesting design elements and angles while offering a feeling of privacy. Learn how build a retaining wall or get inspired browsing Expocrete walls, or other hardscape supplies.
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