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What to do with Steep Slopes?

Steep slopes can be challenging to landscape, but with a little creativity and careful planning, you can turn them into beautiful and functional outdoor spaces. Here are a few ideas for what to do with steep slopes:

  1. Create a terraced garden: One way to make use of a steep slope is to create a series of terraces. These can be used to plant a variety of flowers, vegetables, and herbs, or even as a small orchard. Terraces can be created using retaining walls or by building up the soil with compost and other amendments.
  2. Install a retaining wall: Retaining walls can be used to create level areas on a slope and to hold back soil and prevent erosion. They can be made from a variety of materials, including concrete, brick, or natural stone, and can be used to create raised beds, patios, or other outdoor living spaces.
  3. Add a water feature: A water feature, such as a waterfall or stream, can add movement and interest to a steep slope. Water features can be incorporated into the slope itself or built as a separate feature. They can also help to reduce erosion and provide a habitat for wildlife.
  4. Use ground cover: Ground cover plants, such as ivy, creeping phlox, or sweet woodruff, can be used to cover a steep slope and help hold the soil in place. They can also add color and interest to the slope and provide a habitat for wildlife.
  5. Install a staircase: If you have a steep slope that you need to navigate frequently, consider installing a staircase. Staircases can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, stone, or concrete, and can be functional and aesthetically pleasing.

By considering these options, you can turn a steep slope into a beautiful and functional outdoor space that you can enjoy for years to come.

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