A sloping yard usually means drainage issues and you can see the evidence here with a dry creek that is positioned too close to the house. The entire side yard will soon be reconfigured into a multi-tiered space with a lawn (upper level), a central courtyard and fountain and a woodlands area in the lower section.
Nestled on a quiet hilltop, this Mediterranean style home boasts extraordinary views and seclusion. Terraced landscaping compliments the sloped front yard, allowing for unobstructed views from the home's multiple outdoor spaces.
Raised kitchen garden planters made the sloped front yard into a pretty and functional space. Redwood steps and gravel patches ease access between the beds. And the whole lovely scene can also be enjoyed from the shade of the porch.
In this sloped front yard, there had been a problem with water runoff from the road and driveway. The solution is as pretty as it is practical: Liriope as a ground cover slows down and filters the water. And in August, it blooms with a collection of small flowers.
A view from the lower backyard of the soon to be demolished ranch home gives you a clear indication of how the yard will eventually be transformed into upper and lower sections with completely diverse environments.
A once sloping side yard with drainage issues has been reimagined as a garden design showcase with distinct border accents and areas for outdoor entertaining in the style of a Savannah-Charleston coastal home.
Cultivating an eye-catching landscape doesn’t have to gobble every free moment. By streamlining landscape chores, your yard can explode with beauty—even as your chore list lightens. This front yard welcomes with mixed plantings: trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Give planting beds a wide, sloping trench edge to make mowing easy. Simply drop a set of mower wheels into the trench to cut grass along the bed edge, and you can skip string trimming.
Here is a clever and fun way to make a steep incline in your yard more accessible. A connecting chain of wooden steps and a long rope allow you and your children to easily navigate a sloped section of your yard while providing exercise at the same time.
The half-timbers and stucco siding on the second story of this home is a classic design element of the Tudor-revival style. Arched doorways, sloping-curved roof lines and leaded windows are also indicative of the style.
Because this Greek Revival home sits on a sloping lot, the owners can enjoy drinks on the patio and still keep an eye on kiddos rolling and tumbling down the hill. To make the yard even more family-friendly, the landscape architects added a swing to one of the property's sturdiest trees.