Tilt Solution Plants edging a path work wonders to offer views and tame a side yard. Add a path or two along planting beds on your slope; it'll help make garden maintenance easier. Gravel and flagstones form a path that hugs the bottom of the hill. Repeated groupings of shade-loving plants flank the sides of the walkway, creating a sense of intimacy.
Add Fragrance Make your pathway a delight by tucking in a few fragrant plants around it. Be sure to include plants with fragrant foliage (such as lavender), which will release their aroma as you brush by them. Click here for top fragrant plant picks
Rock garden ideas. Here, a row of rocks separates the hillside garden filled with a mixture of plants -- including purple coneflower, geranium, daylily, and sedum -- from an informal pathway. The rocks along the garden's edge lend definition while complementing the rustic nature of the rock garden.