slope

we have a steep sloping front garden it is grass up the slope and shingle stones on the top of it there are steps running up one side of it that have to remain there what can we do to make it look better without spending alot

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  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Well there are quite a few plants that would look good on a slope, for example ornamental grasses, flowering bulbs, maybe bearded iris at the top near the shingle stones. The top's going to be drier than the bottom, so that's a consideration as well.



    But maybe you could give a few more details..e.g. size of the slope, soil type, aspect, whether you want to keep the grass etc.
  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    I could go on for hours about ideas...but I'll save you some pain. image I've found a good link which has more than 9 pages of visual ideas of sloping gardens.

    You might find this more inspirationally as opposed to words. I have to say, some fab ideas....and they don't have to cost the earth. Just needs a creative mind. image

    http://www.houzz.com/residential-steep-slope-landscaping

     

  • pc2pc2 Posts: 3
    thank you so much will get more details and add
  • blackestblackest Posts: 623

    I'd like to cut in some little terraces or just a spades worth of ledge and then anything trailing say petunia's falling down the slope 

  • pc2pc2 Posts: 3
    size of slope

    25 degree angle

    5ft upwards

    15 ft across

    all grass

    Not worried if we keep grass or not

    clay soil

    top is 15ft x 12ft laid to aggregate with weed suppresant underneath
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