BEST PLANTS FOR A SLOPE; An Illinois master gardener shares her tips for taming a difficult landscape.my front and one side garden are pretty vertical--right about at the angle of repose. Yes, that steep.
Nestle an outdoor living space into your hillside. Steps to a raised flagstone patio provide a great view of the rest of the garden. A trickling stream with a series of cascades creates soothing sounds for relaxation. This pergola provides privacy.
If one big wall won't do, several low walls with level terraces between may be the right solution. Consider paving a level to create a patio and a comfy seating area. An inviting midslope patio is a great place to sit and survey the rest of your garden.