Do you have a large hill or slope in your yard? You may be thinking “how do I design a landscape for a sloped yard?”. It’s very common for homes to have changing grades and elevations on their lot, also known as slopes, in the front yard or backyard. Having a sloped yard isn’t a bad thing; it typically means your house has a higher elevation or you have a walkout basement. However, it can be tricky deciding how to landscape your yard if you have a significant slope. Working with a team of professional landscape designers can help you turn your sloped yard into a useable outdoor space.
Some common challenges with a sloped yard are decreased flat areas for seating or playing, it’s harder to walk on and more difficult to maintain the grass. If your yard has a significant slope, you may also struggle with proper drainage and the risk of erosion! Another common issue with slopes is water drainage, your neighbours around you may have varying slopes that create drainage issues in your yard.
Based on the grades in your yard, here are a few ideas for creating more useable space with a sloped property:
Some landscape-feature ideas for sloped yards include:
Contact an MPS designer today to design a landscape for your sloped yard!