With spring showing it’s face in a few weeks, it’s time that you spruce up the exterior nature design with some beautiful flowers and plants that will compliment your home.
But there’s one problem– you live on a slope.
While this may be a little challenging, you should find comfort in knowing that planning a beautiful flower garden is still possible. Now you will have to consider, such as soil erosion and proper absorption of water; but if it is done right, you’ll be able to jump these hurdles with no problem!
When planning a flower garden for a sloped area, here are three ideas that you might find useful:
- Purchase large shrubs to plant throughout the slope. These plants have sprawling root systems that will help prevent erosion.
- It is best to buy a mixture of plants and flowers that will cover the slope. It is important that you purchase plants that grow out to cover the ground and so that you’ll have a different mix of layers between falling rain and the ground.
- Dig both large and small channels spaced a few feet apart, and just deep enough so that it forces water to follow in its tracks instead of rolling down the entire slope.
If you need additional tips and help with your flower garden, contact a specialist at Phase One Landscapes in Denver at 303.750.6060.
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