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.
The pool deck extends to the next level of the slope, secured by stilts to give you more area around the pool.
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.
Lights follow the path up this winding hill, allowing you to enjoy a stroll through it at night, too. Wind chimes and bird feeders are subtle touches to this sloped backyard concentrated on nature.
Wood siding along the slope gives this terrace a rustic appeal. Stairs lead to a second level for a relaxing seating area with an amazing view of below.
A stunning fountain takes advantage of the entire slope of this hill, creating an eye-catching focal point. Well-kept hedges provide a polished look around it.
This hillside was given a contemporary treatment with concrete installations that make the slope look like a piece of art.
Flower boxes, stone, and trees create a lush garden up this slope. A beautiful wooden fence provides plenty of privacy from the street or neighbors.
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.
This hillside backyard looks like beautiful ruins with a breathtaking design of stone and rock mixed with lush greenery and pots.
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.