A sloping garden can be a real pain to deal with. Trying to build a shed or anything on there is out of the question and it can even be dangerous out there if the slope is particularly steep. Most people with a sloping garden just end up letting it go to waste. You can’t sit out there because it’s not level and trying to plant anything is frustrating when you’re on that hill. It often leaves people resenting their garden, but it doesn’t have to be so difficult. A sloping garden isn’t a lost cause, you just need to make some adjustments and learn how to deal with it. Here’s how you can make the most of a mountainous garden.
Get A Ride On Lawnmower
Mowing the lawn in a sloping garden is probably the worst thing about it. Lugging the lawnmower up and down the hill is enough to put anybody off the gardening. But if you get a ride on lawnmower you can take all of the stress out of it. You need to be careful though because some of them aren’t very well suited to hills. Visit toolsaroundthehouse for some great tips on finding the best ride on lawnmower for getting up that slope. In more extreme cases, you might not be able to find any ride on lawnmowers that will work if the slope is too steep.
Put A Patio In
In an ideal world, you would want to level out the entire garden but that’s a massive job if it’s even possible at all. What you can do though, is level out a small portion of the garden at the bottom of the slope and put a patio in. You’ll need to dig out a lot of the garden so be prepared for some hard work. Once you’ve got it level you can put a containing wall and a patio in.
Proper drainage is absolutely vital when you’re levelling off a section of the garden. If you don’t take the necessary measures then you’ll end up with a small, unwanted swimming pool in the garden instead of a patio. It’s probably a good idea to consult a professional before you put it in so you can make sure that it’s in a suitable place.
Level A Grassed Area
A patio is enough for some people but if you’ve got a family, you’ll probably want a grassed area for the kids to play on. You can achieve that if you dig out a level area and the put in a stabilizing wall, you can essentially split the garden into two sections, an upper and a lower section, that are both flat. You need to remember that when you’ve created this raised area, your garden might overlook the neighbors garden so it’s probably a good idea to raise the fences a bit, otherwise, you might get a few complaints.
Use The Slope
A slope in the garden isn’t always a bad thing and there are some circumstances where you can use it to your advantage. The best way to use a natural slope is to create a water feature that takes advantage of the natural gravity to work. Separating the garden by leveling it out also means you can do different things with each separate section.
A lopsided garden is a bit of a pain but it can be a blessing in disguise if you use it right.