Landscaping Your Hilly Yard Avon Lake OH

Landscaping in hilly or sloped areas can present some challenges, but there is no reason why your yard can’t be just as beautiful and awe inspiring as a level yard. When done correctly, landscaping can actually prevent soil erosion and mud slides. Read on to find out more.

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Landscaping in hilly or sloped areas can present some challenges, but there is no reason why your yard can’t be just as beautiful and awe inspiring as a level yard. When done correctly, landscaping can actually prevent soil erosion and mud slides.

Start with a plan. Discuss with your landscaping contractor the design you have in mind. He can assist you in creating a theme that best suits the contour of your yard. Perhaps a deck would work best close to the house, overlooking the yard below. Depending on the grade of your slope, you may need stairs or a walkway to guide you through retaining walls and lush greenery.

Add a sensible irrigation system. Sloped areas have a harder time retaining water, and if you want your plantings to thrive without adding additional erosion, it is advisable to install drip irrigation on individual plants and a sprinkler system on lawns. Lawns can be more difficult to maintain on steep topography.

Don’t skimp on retaining walls. One of the best methods for controlling soil erosion is well-placed retaining walls. Not only that, but when adorned with attractive plants and flowers, they are quite spectacular. Retaining walls can be built out of wood, concrete, brick, or natural stone. “ This Old House ” recommends installing a French drain at the base of your retaining walls to dispose of rainwater that tends to collect at the base of the walls.

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