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john1072john1072 Posts: 32

I have a sloping garden which slopes in every direction. 

I want to put in some kind of border between the grass and earth but it needs to cope with the slope (lengthwise). I have thought about stone etc. which will be expensive. The slope drop is probably about 0.5m. Anybody else found anything suitable?

Thanks, John.


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    A photo would help us to see what best to suggest.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    Sloping how?  Does the grass bit rise up like a hill, or down like a ditch?
  • john1072john1072 Posts: 32
    hogweed said:
    A photo would help us to see what best to suggest.

    Hi, I will post a picture. It's work in progress so please don't slate the untidiness and weeds ? 
  • john1072john1072 Posts: 32
    Better late than never :)

  • All my borders are like this and still a work in progress. I'm out at the min so can't take some pics. 

    I started by putting in a metal edge, I like the look of Corten so used ever edge but there is a cheaper aluminium version. This gave a nice defined edge between lawn and border.

    last year I put down an annual wildflower mix and annual seeds so I got some colour and could decide what i wanted the design to be.

    Ive now got my borders split into areas and have the shrubs and perennials in place to give overall design but again annuals will be my friend 🌻

    Ive used sleepers to separate off areas and change high as the border moves away from the house in an increasing slope. Around my rose area I'm developing a box hedge which can be levelled at the top but be different heights to fit in with the slope.

    i also have the problem of the garden also sloping from one side to the other!
  • My work in progress 🌼

    Please ignore the grass, it desperately needs cutting, you can't even see th edging!

    Between the two raised beds in nurturing a wildflower patch. Luckily I'm south facing so all the garden gets sun at some point during the day, when it's sunny x
  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553
    john1072, all that rain water coming down the slope must give you thought... Stick to deep-rooting shrubs, I would.
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