Sloping garden ideas and optimal solutions for landscape design

by Kremy

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If you want to create your garden on a slope, you must meet the challenges of nature. Turn the frustrating slope in a dramatic accent with one of these clever sloping garden ideas and enjoy a stylish and picturesque garden.

1. Sloping garden ideas – slow down the water flow

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Arrange miniature terraces or several retaining walls horizontally across the slope to slow down the water flow. Sloping garden ideas will give you additional tips how to design and organize the outdoor space.

2. Sloping garden ideas  – integrate water features or fountains

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A waterfall is the ultimate way to take an advantage of the terrain. A steep slope is an opportunity to create a dramatic curtain of water. Sloping garden ideas and creative landscape design will be able to inspire you for optimal solutions.

3. Build a wall

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Retaining walls are bold architectural elements, creating an intimate atmosphere. Add climbing plants on the wall to soften the hard lines and add color.

4. Terraces

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If a large wall is not enough, several low walls with terraces in between can be the right solution. An inviting terrace is also a great place to relax and overlook the rest of your garden.

5. Replant the whole slope

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Plant roots are very efficient to anchor loose soil on a slope and in addition, blooming plants decorate the whole slope with beautiful colors.
6. Build a wooden deck

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Transform a steep slope into a valuable living space by building a multi-level deck. The contrast between natural vegetation and a wooden terrace is always striking.
7. Create bold accent with rocks

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Add groups of rocks to the ground. You anchor portions of the slope and add natural beauty. Garden rocks have a great decorative effect.

8. Build stairs

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Arrange the stairs so that they are convenient to climb.

 9. Create a babbling brook

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A hillside location is the perfect place for a babbling brook and several small waterfalls.

10. Display your favorite potted plants

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Take an advantage of the change to show your favorite potted plants. At eye level the beautiful flowers would make greater impression.

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