If your front or backyard includes a hill or hillside space, you need a landscape design plan that allows for maximum beauty with minimal maintenance. A sloped backyard comes alive with water-wise plants and clever landscaping. Boring backyard? Fix it with these great backyard landscaping ideas. There are many varieties of flowers and shrubs that thrive on slopes. If your steep hill gets full sun and doesn’t encounter an overwhelming amount of rain or water runoff, consider dotting it with thyme. The fragrant, delicate herb is easy to grow and blooms pink in the spring. For a gentle slope within a lawn, try terracing sections of the yard to create flower beds. Use landscaping pavers to create U-shaped tiers, which can be filled in with dirt or potting soil for plantings.

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Sloped Yard Serving a Contemporary Residence

A sloping lawn became the inspiration for this backyard makeover that includes a pond, dining area with room for a grill; places for lounging and entertaining; a putting green; and an outdoor spa. In big cities, space is really a problem and those who enjoy a tiny courtyard are among the rare lucky ones. For this reason, most of the gardens build on a sloped structure. Thus, you use the space at its best and transform any tiny lot into a marvellous gem. Light stairs assure the access through the courtyard, while green shrubs enliven the space. In case the architecture of the house is minimalist, opt for several combinations of plants. Less is more!

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Retaining wall idea: simple, inexpensive, durable, non-toxic, and easy to assemble retaining wall constructed using hollow concrete blocks. Because the blocks have been laid on their side, sloped backwards toward the hillside, you can plant vegetation in the their hollows exposed to the front. As vegetation is established, this will become a living wall. Similar technique to fashion steps as well.

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Rocking Chairs and a Pond

When it comes to dynamic spaces, a wide range of accessories is available on the market. Ponds and waterfalls make the courtyard vivid and sparkling, while plants and flowers add freshness to the space. Depicting an alpine scenery, the yard above features a small pond with crystal water and a pair of rocking chairs above it. Relying on hues of beige, intense brown and white, the landscape looks natural and relaxed. We all get inspiration from the nature!

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A dynamic landscape design with asymmetric lines and geometric cuts. In case you want to obtain an industrial look, mix steel with concrete. Also, add falling plants on various spots to make the yard feel animated and lively.

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Sloped Backyard with Plants and Flowers

When sloped yards do not offer generous spaces, explore their altitude! As a matter of fact, having a coffee ‘on heights’, near a vegetal wall might be really refreshing. Besides, this vertical escape within your garden adds personality to the space. Plant greenery and flowers of various types and colours so to obtain a dynamic landscape. Additionally, play with water ponds and springs if space permits.

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Speaking about dynamism in our gardens, consider a patchy pavement made of stones and greens, as well as of various heights and materials. Namely, oasis of vegetation inserted in a flagging area or a small spring well in the vicinity of the barbecue area. Thus, the landscape features various focal points and feels deeply energised.

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Natural Steps in a Sloped Yard

If you have a sloped yard, consider building some steps that integrate easily and look very natural. For example, a pair of stone finished steps will smoothen the access around the garden. On every side, plant flowers or greenery so to harmonise the area with the overall landscape. Big stones or bowlders might be useful to support the soil.

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Sloped Window Boxes by the Fence

The slopped yard above features an interesting approach in the vicinity of the fence. A row of wooden window boxes follow the line of the fence, piled up as steps. As you can easily notice, they integrate smoothly by the fence, while also blending with the green hill nearby. Moreover, these different paths make space for creativity to manifest. Shrubs, flowers, bare soil and wooden boxes make the garden extremely dynamic. Above all, light plays an essential role. Make sure all your plants enjoy natural sunlight as much as possible.

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Relaxation by a Fire Pit in a Sloped Yard

Who would not enjoy a pleasant evening by the fire pit? Especially during summers or autumns when evenings are chilly, but still warm, spending time outside is pure blessing.

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