Saturday, November 21, 2015

Steep Hill Landscaping; Things You Ought to Know (part 2 of 2)

• Plants for steep hill landscaping

Building terraces on your hillside greatly prevents any downslide of soil but you may change the hillside a bit to make way for the terraces. Putting up terraces may take some work and planning. They can be built shallow or deep but make sure to make allowances so that there is enough space for you to walk around them when you start planting. You can plant big trees at the start of the downward slope. Below are some plants you can consider planting:

1. Juniper plant for hillside landscaping

If you are looking for plant options that can be used in landscaping slopes, Junipers should be on top of your priority. Blue Rug Juniper as well as its varieties is a sturdy plant which could serve as ground coverings for slopes. Using these plants can also control erosions and growth of weeds. This also helps you minimize mowing steep slopes.

2. Hill Landscaping using Pachysandra

This plant, which is also known as Japanese Pachysandra is also popular as ground coverings for shaded slopes. These are flowering plants that are primarily grown for its foliage. These will surely polish your steep hill landscaping.

3. Creeping Phlox plants

Creeping Phlox plants are good groundcovers for a slight slope in a sunny area with well-drained soil that are rich in humus. These plants can also prevent erosions plus it can beautify your hillside. Phlox plants bloom continuously in spring and using these in your steep hill landscaping will give you optimal opportunity to showoff its beauty.

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