Sloped backyards pose an interesting challenge for homeowners that still want to take advantage of their outdoor space. For many slopes, it’s not impossible to still have a fantastic outdoor area for entertaining. You just have to be a little more creative in how you use the area. There are several ways you can do this, depending on your needs, budget and style. Whether you want a space for relaxing, entertaining, eating, playing, or even just a beautiful garden, a sloped backyard can often be just as accommodating (and beautiful) as a flat outdoor space. Here are 10 ideas for hillside landscaping to inspire you.
This deck feels like a cozy nook, nestled into the side of this hill. It offers plenty of room for a dining table and chairs. Steps lead to the top of the hill and continue to the base for easy access.
Stacked stone blends with a beautiful array of foliage as you follow the steps up this hill. The flowers give you plenty to admire as you make your way to a charming gate. The trellis is a nice touch, bringing character to the landscaping.
If you have kids, you can use the slope as the perfect place for a built-in slide. There are a number of ways you can do this, from matching the material to the rest of the yard to installing a regular plastic slide, depending on your style and budget.
Instead of looking at a sloped backyard as a downfall to a property, try thinking of it as an opportunity to create a truly unique outdoor space.