Garden Room Galleries Take advantage of a long slope by dividing it into different levels. Here, wide terraces create planting spaces for individual garden rooms on each level. Stone steps allow for easy access between levels.
Live It Up Nestle an outdoor living space into your hillside. Steps to a raised flagstone patio provide a great view of the rest of the garden. A trickling stream with a series of cascades creates soothing sounds for relaxation. Love the Pergola!
Steps convert a slope from inaccessible to inviting. Wide steps that meander or zigzag up a steep slope are easier to climb than those that escalate rapidly. Test Garden Tip: Begin building at the ba (Nice Try Sweets)
Plant It roots are very efficient at anchoring loose soil on a slope. So turn a tough hill into a beautiful planting by selecting easy-care that root into the bank wherever their stems touch soil. The dense mats they create will reduce erosion and weeds.
If one big wall won't do, several low walls with level terraces between may be the right solution. Consider paving a level to create a patio and a comfy seating area. An inviting midslope patio is a great place to sit and survey the rest of your garden.
A retaining wall creates planting opportunities when you select construction materials that allow you to plant in nooks and crannies along the walls surfaces. Sedums spill from spaces in a retaining wall made of dry-stacked salvaged concrete.
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) - Mixed - Shrub Buddleja davidii - These fragrant butterfly bushes in 3 fabulous colours will attract plenty of butterflies to the garden. The varieties: Royal Red, White Profusion and Empire Blue. I LOVE this bush!