How To Landscape A Sloping Garden, Efficient Ideas
A sloping plot of land is often ignored just because of lack of proper landscaping ideas. Even if houses can be built on it, the space around is neglected despite its potential to become a landscaping jewelry if you give it a little attention and patience. The neglected plot thus turns into a space full of life which will inspire you with optimism and high spirits with just a few ideas easy to carry out. Below are several such suggestions showing you how to landscape a sloping garden and render the frustrating land color and vitality.
First of all, build a stone wall which will make a fine accent against the overall natural background. Apart from injecting dynamism into the otherwise inert environment, the spaces in the wall can also become practical pots where to grow flowers. The whole picture suddenly becomes embroiled in vitality, marked by colors and shapes, refreshing the atmosphere around the house.
Stones again, this time basalt rocks, creating fine contrasts in the overall green landscape, apart from playing the practical role of holding the soil.
A sloping land is also the perfect set to make the best use of a layered landscape, with rows of plants, stairs and other accessories giving the place a lot of vitality. A couch against a concrete wall, wooden stairs and beds of flowers and bushes make a final breathtaking image and the slope almost vanishes from sight.
The same recipe, but more diverse and appealing this time, shown in the image below. The visual layers are complex and carry us along bushes and flower beds, down some stone stairs, through a wood gate and a stone wall which gives the landscape a rustic touch, all the way to a poll which comes to visually balance the image thanks to the translucent blue of the water.
If you are ambitious and look for something truly unique, then a waterfall is the ultimate way to take advantage of a slope. A steep slope is an opportunity to create a dramatic, sheer curtain of water. The whole place become original, even if it calls for some work and investment.
An idea somewhat simpler is to tame the slope using stairs, whether made from reclaimed brick or wood pallets for a classy and rustic feel, and place different pots of flowers along. Sitting these containers on the outer edges of the stairs gives the whole picture a greater impact.
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