Terraced hillside landscaping idea
Nobody wants to mow a hill like this. Instead of turf grass, this hillside landscaping idea uses terraced beds on either side of stone steps. The low-maintenance perennials planted in the beds mean this landscape looks good year after year. And the natural stone look never goes out of style. A fairy garden would look at home in this yard.
Steps with retaining wall
Terracing a hillside is a lot of work. This small slope incorporates one short concrete block retaining wall and a straight set of steps. Strategically placed boulders and hill-hardy plants anchor the rest of the space. Another hill in the yard’s back corner features matching stones and greens.
Create a rock garden
Landscaping with rocks is an easy way to add personality to a yard, particularly in dry climates where turf grass struggles. But rocks serve a functional purpose, too. Adding rocks helps plants find their footing on sloped ground. These rocks are strewn across the hillside in a natural pattern to provide stability to ornamental grasses, flowers and shrubs.