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We often think that a sloping garden has only disadvantages, and that's not always true! The inclination of the soil is sometimes even favorable to the development of plants and the gardener can express all his creativity. Depending on the importance of the slope of the ground, various tips can be adopted, to read below...

How to build a sloping garden?

How to build a sloping garden?

A gently sloping garden

To know how to build a sloping garden and achieve a harmonious rendering, some preparatory work is needed. We must either separate the different levels with plessis borders (an assembly of braided branches) or small walls or otherwise associate together inclined slopes by creating walkways and walkways.

It is usually necessary to create a staircase to comfortably walk through the garden and evolve from level to level with ease. Given the difficult access conditions to different areas of a sloping garden, it is highly recommended to choose easy to grow species and which require a minimum of maintenance: resistant plants (carnation, geranium, sage...) and perennials (amaryllis, bamboo, dahlia, hydrangea...).

How to tame a garden in height?

If the slope is not too steep, then the layout is fairly simple and it is not necessary to undertake major work. It is easy to create an ornamental space crossed by curved alleys. As for the massifs, they will be arranged so as to obtain a rather important angle compared to the declination: this configuration makes it possible to control their development, while optimizing the waterings. To ensure that the plants hold well, it is better to bet on rhizomes or large-rooted species (quackgrass, iris, bamboo...).

When the slope is too steep, then different jobs are required. Indeed, on a significant slope, the water runoff can cause significant damage. Over watering and bad weather, more or less gaping holes can appear, altering the action of the amendments and preventing a good watering. The ideal is then to create terraces that allow different cultures to be adopted on each level.

Some tips…

In practice, it is necessary to arrange the levels perpendicular to the inclination. It is then necessary to set up a retaining wall, the most robust being the stone wall. Nevertheless, for an aesthetic side, you can bet on logs or plessis. In this case, it is necessary to adopt a robust species of wood and anti-insect and anti-mold treated wood for an optimal longevity. The terraces are built from the top, each time creating a support wall at the foot of each level. To make the most beautiful effect, the lower plants will be arranged in the front and the higher ones will inherit spaces at the back.

The practical corner
For easy maintenance, it is best to set up an automatic watering system. In the same vein, we must not neglect the access roads and paths that cross the garden by setting up stairs, paths and paths.


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