So you want a beautiful garden but unfortunately your outdoor space is on a hill or a steep slope? What can you do? A garden landscaping of course! The garden landscaping is a great way to create several small gardens of green plants or plants and to prevent erosion of the land by turning the long slope into a series of several separate levels which allows the land to better absorb water and the rains.
Garden earthwork with concrete walls
Garden landscaping creates visual interest and a better work space by allowing planting at different levels. How about, for example, having a garden with upper level with flowers and a patio, several terraces with lower plants and a herbaceous terrace next to the kitchen? Yes, the possible combinations of design of terraced gardens are endless and it all depends on the type of garden you want to have.
Modern house with terraced garden
Paving your garden requires a design and construction approach different from those commonly used in common gardens depending on the type of slope. In case you want to knock down your garden for mobility problems, then adding stairs or walkways becomes a very important decision. But what are the materials used to break a garden?
Idea of garden terraced
If you like stone, then you can think of stone retaining walls that use stackable concrete blocks, breeze blocks or natural stone. Recovered railway sleepers are another possible solution, but they are relatively expensive, as are simple sleepers. The gabions are also increasingly used to build beautiful and solid retaining walls.
Grounded garden with concrete retaining walls
If you have decided to do yourself the earthwork of your garden you must not forget that this requires considerable effort and certainly earth moving and clay digging. It is very important to make very strong retaining walls to avoid potential problems later. It is best if the height of the walls is not more than 60 centimeters and if you make them higher, make sure that the wall is slightly leaning backwards into the ground. Higher walls also hide more risks.
Garden terraced with pergola
The decorative elements that you can include in your terraced garden will depend on its size. Wanting to create too many levels or different terraces means that they may be too small to provide a comfortable dining area, for example. But in case you want to create a vegetable garden rather than a social space, then plan space for a composting pile. Be aware that even if you can not completely level the space, a small slope will not impact the plants.
Terraced garden of contemporary design
The streams and waterfalls are a very good choice for terraced spaces as you can use them to visually connect the different levels and terraces. In addition, the soft melody created by the water is also very pleasant to listen to. It is very important to know what you want from your garden before putting it down and to establish a precise plan for each new terrace before building it.
Grounded garden with green wall
Overcast garden with wooden fences
Romantic garden deco terraced