Terraces and plants make the most of a downhill garden. Here are 4 great ideas you can adapt in other sloped yards
Designing a sloped yard can be difficult. Click through our gallery to see how the right plants can make all the difference.
Golden ‘Stella de Oro’ daylily, pink-flowering Spiraea japonica ‘Shirobana’, and yellow cinquefoil groundcover provide texture and tenacity ― their roots help control erosion.
Flagstone pavers set on a gravel base with spaces between allow rainfall to seep into the soil, rather than run off into the pond at the patio's far end.
Basalt rocks nestled into the slopes base are perfect foils for Sedum 'Autumn Joy'. They also help hold the soil and provide deep planting pockets behind.
Dark maroon Loropetalum chinense 'Razzleberri' carries its color all season long; in summer it pairs well with neighboring yellow Rudbeckia fulgida sullivantii 'Goldsturm'.
Design Ann Nickerson Landscape Design, Hillsboro, OR (503/846-1352)