Landscaping a sloped or tiered garden isn't as hard as you think. Charlie Albone shares his expert advice!
It’s a great way of turning something plain into something extraordinary. The possibilities are endless!
- One of the biggest challenges with a sloping garden is to make it usable and they’re often high maintenance. But getting the design right can be really tricky and generally the least painful solution is to get a good landscape designer on board
Tiered gardens are a great option for a sloping block with limited space. Terraces can allow you to create flat space which is useful for entertaining and garden beds. Each one can have its own aesthetic buts it’s important to define each zone.
Split your garden into eating and lounging areas. As a rule put your dining closest to the house for easy access to the kitchen.
Building retaining walls is a skilled job, and they’ll need to be properly engineered to hold back the weight of the earth. They’ll stop erosion when it rains and have the added advantage of allowing water to soak into the soil.
Choosing the right materials is a key feature to any terraced design. It will need to blend with the surroundings so look at the architecture of your home and the local natural environment. Recycled timbers give a rustic look. Where as Natural stone or concrete work well in a more modern setting.
Terrace gardens are a great way of adding more useable space to your home. As well as adding extra value, they are great spot to have a beer in the sun!