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Choosing the Right Type of Landscaping for Your Sloped Backyard

Posted on: April 16, 2017

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Not sure what to do with your sloped backyard? At Four Seasons Landscaping our team believes everyone is entitled to the gorgeous, dream landscape they’ve always wanted. We have extensive experience with sloped backyard landscaping in Potomac, and today we want to share with you some of the best tips and solutions for you!

Looking for sloped backyard landscaping in Potomac or the surrounding areas? Contact the design and service team at Four Seasons online!

Sloped Backyard Landscaping: Your Simple Guide

The first and most important thing we can tell any homeowner is that your sloped backyard does not limit you in any way (unless you wanted a flat backyard). It, in fact, only changes your options around a bit, and alters how best to tackle your landscape design. Sloped yards have similar looks in the end to any other backyard, and sometimes they can come out looking even better.

You won’t be building a greenhouse there, sure, but you’ve got loads of options, including:

  • Utilizing slope-friendly plantings and shrubs. It can be challenging to get nice, green, and healthy growth on a slope. Rain is rough on slopes and tends to wash away topsoil. However, there are actually lots of plantings that can flourish well on slopes, including phlox, forsythia, many shrubs and low “creeping” plants–you can even grow rosemary! There are hundreds of good options, and all it takes is the right plantings expert to get you the look you love.

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  • Becoming friends with hardscaping. Don’t like the plant options? Easy, easy, just go for hardscaping! Large stones and boulders make for an excellent way to fill in space gorgeously, as well as installing gorgeous little walkways (as long as your slope isn’t too sloped).
  • Making use of retaining walls. A professionally installed retaining wall can bring you advantages in many ways. One, when they’re done right, they look absolutely awesome. Two, they generate a way to make some flat land on your slope, allowing for more diverse planting. And three, they won’t hinder healthy water flow during rains. In fact, they’ll help, reducing runoff problems and helping preserve soil.
  • Custom patio builds. Take that hill and turn it into a hideout! To tackle a slope and tame it into something you’ll really love, look into a patio build that uses permeable stone (so water can drain off safely). Natural stone or pavers are excellent here, allowing you to get creative with the design while also giving you a quality product.

Sloped Backyard Landscaping in Potomac

Getting some ideas now? Great! When you’re ready to take those ideas and find out how to turn them into gorgeous, idyllic realities, you give the experts at Four Seasons Landscaping a call. Or if you’re looking for a bit more guidance, or want to find out a bit more about our landscaping services, feel free to contact us online at any time!


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