Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil
Sloped backyard garden hillside landscaping ideas will turn problematic inclines into something wonderful.
Everyone know that growing plants on slopes if hard because of the angled surface. But, you can turn that into something that looks natural in your garden.
Here are some amazing ways you can do that. Check them out.
Sloped Backyard Garden Hillside Landscaping Ideas
If you have a steep slope that’s short in distance, it’s a good idea to create some kind of steps or stairs to make it easy to go down the slope.
This reduces the risk of any accidents or turned ankles in that inclined.
This is a lovely example where the stairs have become a part of the landscape design of the garden.
Hillside gardens are a wonderful way to turn a slope into focus area if your backyard. By growing different plants, shrubs and bushes and turning the experience into something similar to the outdoors, you instantly create a lovely landscape feature.
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Park Style Downhill Garden
Another way to handle a steep slope in any part of your backyard is to create some steps and add natural landscaping around it.
This is what many parks do to make certain surfaces walkable. But, they keep the natural surroundings as they are.
One way to take advantage of a sloped backyard is to create a small background with it.
You can do this by making an entire patio below the slope or create some kind of space where you can relax with friends and family.
Steep Sloped Vertical Garden
If you want to use the entire slope as a garden or somewhere you can plant, it is a good idea to level out parts of it so you can easily grow on flat surfaces.
In this example, the tiers of the sloping garden have planter boxed that allows you to grow all sorts of flowers and vegetables
And. Don’t forget to add some kind of steps or walkway that will let you get ot the higher areas that you can’t reach by hand
Should both the top and bottom areas above and below the slope have enough space, you can create 2 separate yards out of them.
Each one can have their own characteristics or be a continuation of the other one.
Here’ the stairs allow you to get by the sloped down to the bottom level.
Waterfalls and small creeks are probably the most natural looks you can create on a sloped backyard hillside on your garden.
Adding a water feature with rocks and helps break up all the green that’s around it.
And, water is something that helps make the entire area feel more calming.
Honestly, this looks like Lombard Street in San Francisco where you have a long, steep winding road going down the slope.
If your home happens to be on very high steep slope, whether it leads down to the woods or some body of water, this is a lovely way to turn that area into a garden.
Curving Stairs Down Hillside Garden
Below, you’ll see that one way of getting through a large, steep hillside sloped backyard is to use one set of stairs.
However, it can get monotonous if it is just a straight line of steps. So, to add some aesthetics to it, you can curve the steps to create some character.
Desert Hiking Trail Landscape
This lovely backyard slope landscape design reminds me of a trail in the desert. The lovely scenery allows you to enjoy nature as you go down the slope which helps keep your mind away from the walking.
A lovely way to overcome a high seep incline is to create terrace-style layers. Each layer will allow you to grow different plants. But, you do need to create some kind of wall or border to help reduce the risk of erosion.
Rocky Wilderness Landscape
This reminds me of an area I visited with friends as a teen when we went camping. The area was more rocky and it wasn’t as organized and neat. But, it resembles something like this.
Organizing large slabs of rocks to form steps and borders amongst the grass, shrubs and trees turns this backyard space into a wilderness trail.
Natural Walking Path
Here’s something perfect for a slope that isn’t too steep. You can break up a few steps at a time with flat surfaces where you can grow different plants to create a beautiful landscape.
Concrete Steps Through Nature
This is a long set of stairs going down from the top of the slope all the way to the bottom.
It uses concrete which creates a deep contrast to the plants around it.
Rocks & Bushes
If you aren’t a fan of maintaining extra greenery running down a slope, you can use rocks and a pathway to reduce the amount of shrubs and bushes you need to care for in that area.
Staggered steps create a different feel compared to a long set of steps. It also lets you add some grass in between to break up all the climbing.
This is a great way to make the slope more friendly to older individuals as well as kids.