Among the most challenging design problems faced by homeowners and designers, alike, has to do with hillside landscaping.
Calimesa, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2012
LandscapingNetwork.com published five innovative tips and ideas for hillside and slope landscaping. Industry professional, Maureen Gilmer, covers five design essentials for hillside landscaping, including information on suitable plants for a slope, fire safety tips, maintenance and accessibility tips, and more.
Among the most challenging design problems faced by homeowners and designers, alike, has to do with hillside landscaping. Important factors that must be considered include keeping the homesite stable, and using landscaping methods and designs that work to safeguard a home in the event of wildfires and/or floods.
More and more homes are being built on properties that include a hillside or slope. Although, challenging, the pros of landscaping a hillside can far outweigh the cons when it comes to design. Homeowners can take advantage of unused space to create elevated decks with breathtaking views, or terraced gardens with retaining walls. Whatever the use, hillsides are great for building onto existing landscaping.
As covered, landscaping for a slope or hillside should include five essentials. Tips include:
1. Preserving the property’s view.
2. Taking up the slope gradually.
3. Using woody plants to bind the slope deep underground.
4. Protecting surface soils.
5. Planning for maintenance and accessibility.
For detailed descriptions on these tips, along with other hillside landscaping design ideas, visit The Landscaping Network.
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