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Hillside Landscaping – Tips

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Hillside Landscaping – Tips

Nothing is more beautiful than hillside landscaping in your backyard. If you have made up your mind to do something unique and beautiful with your backyard then turn it into a hillside landscaping. Hillside landscaping is beautiful and looks very tempting. Steep and hillside in the backyard give the yard a dynamic beauty that attracts people in the backyard. So, if you are thinking of converting your plain and boring garden into an adventurous place for resting then you have come to the right place!

Anchoring a Hillside Garden

Anchoring a Hillside Garden

Well, the first and the foremost thing is to learn about the type of soil that can be used to make a hillside view in the garden. The soil that is used on a hillside is less ideal. The soil that is on the plain is found to be nutritious, fertile, and soft unlike the soil on the hillside landscaping that is rough and rocky. More so, the topsoil tends to have more rocks that barely cover the soil. So, to convert this soil into planting soil, you will have to make it more fertile so that you can grow plants and trees over there.

Terracing a Hillside with Stone

Terracing a Hillside with Stone

As we have just discussed, the soil on the top of the hillside has more stones as compared to the soil on the plain side. Now, we can make use of these stones to make the hillside landscaping a place with stone walls and a terrace with a tame in a hillside. Stone walls make the place more beautiful than any other place. This is because stone walls are a classic way of attracting more beauty and smoothness to their place. A beautiful microclimate will be created on the hillside landscaping that will give you a cold climate at night.

A Borrowed Hillside View

A Borrowed Hillside View

A hillside becomes part of your landscape if you have enough amount of space in your backyard. You can plant more trees and woodland plants on the hillside landscaping that will give you clearer and smoother climate. The stones that are there on the hillside landscaping can absorb much heat during the day and convert the heat into cold temperature during nights. Once you design the view of your hillside landscaping then it will look like a place in heaven. You can also create a path between the plants and trees and surround the path with rocks.

Taming a Hillside in Small Bites

Taming a Hillside in Small Bites

What kind of hillside slope you are planning to create? If you are making the slope extreme, then you will have to make the stairs also. For this, you can take advantage of the space or the extra closet that you get in the living area. On the lower level, you can create a garden room, and, on the top, you can make the hillside landscaping. The garden room will be a small room that will be there for entertaining and resting purposes.

Natural Hillside Rock Garden

Natural Hillside Rock Garden

Another brilliant idea that can help you turn your garden into beautiful hillside landscaping is to make a rock garden. For a rock garden, even a small space is enough to gather different types of rocks. You can also plant different types of plants and flowers over there. The only challenging thing there is to make the plants survive on that hilly area for which you will be required to water them more often so that they can get established before the soil washes off.

Alpine Hillside Garden

Alpine Hillside Garden

Another brilliant idea for the hillside landscaping is to make an Alpine Hillside Garden. This is quite challenging but with enough space, you can give this idea a shot. You can convert barren land into a beautiful space that will make the area beautiful and fertile. Once you make the soil fertile by providing enough water to the soil, then it will be easy for you to plant different types of plants and flowers there. The hillside rocky garden needs a lot of rocks to cover the surrounding area and to cover the path between that area.

Garden Walk Hillside Landscaping

Garden Walk Hillside Landscaping

Till now you have seen different types of ideas that you can make use of while building your hillside landscaping. One of these ideas is to make a garden walk hillside landscaping and that will be done by turning the plain road into a nice garden walking. For this, all you need to do is to place some stones and rocks on the side and let the grass grown in between them. Once they are grown then the area will be turned into a roadside garden walking with beautiful flowers and plants on the sideways. 

Sandy Jensen
Sandy Jensen is the founder of OrganizeWithSandy and Works with Champalimaud Design where she curates and creates fresh ideas for designing and styling your life.

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