A garden does not always consist solely of flat surfaces. Some gardens, with their specific landscape and corresponding characteristics, present certain difficulties for their owners when it comes to a suitable garden design. With good planning, however, it is easy to transform any garden area into an oasis of well-being! We will give you some inspiration below on how to plant the slope so that it looks exciting.
Plant the slope and make the soil firmer
If you have a slope garden, you have to be particularly careful when choosing the plants
Height differences in the garden area are a common phenomenon. Tedious gardening is then inevitable. Or is there a better solution? Planting with the right plants makes it possible to save a lot of work and create a beautiful picture in the garden.
In the first place it is important to make the slope firmer. Slope stabilization and terracing are often used, but even plants can make an embankment firmer. If the embankment is too steep, it is better to create terraces. This means that horizontally low walls should be built into the ground at regular intervals. Natural stones, gabions and boards are ideal for this. It would be very unpleasant if the unpaved ground washed away…
Planting mats are another way to stabilize a slope. You simply spread them out over the slope and the plants are planted in specific planting holes. You can use gravel or mulch to make the slope look nice even before the planted plants have grown.
Variety is the order of the day in the hillside garden
You should also give some thought to the irrigation of the slope. An automatic irrigation system would be a good solution. It’s a lot easier to maintain.
Careful planning is a must
It is recommended that you think about a good structure of the hanging bed. Green carpets should mix with grasses and flowering perennials of various sizes. Large stones would then be a real enrichment for the slope bed.
Having a slope in your own garden sometimes proves to be a real challenge for gardeners. A good approach is to plant on the slope, as this not only looks beautiful but also holds the soil to the slope. But it plays a big role which plants you choose. Irrigation and rainwater runs off faster when it comes to an embankment. So plants that need a lot of water cannot really thrive here. Robust plants in particular are best suited for such garden areas. If you do not want to plant new plants every year, rely on hardy and perennial garden plants.
Plants with low water requirements are best suited here
Even the slope is crucial for the choice of plants. Several plants thrive on slopes that face east and west, as opposed to those that face north or south. Depending on that, the plants must have the appropriate needs for the sunlight. And while cranesbill, summer spar, goldcup, witch hazel, common juniper, coneflower and coneflower love the sun, this is not the case with elf flower, woodruff, fat man, boxwood, hosta and monkshood.
Also consider that the soil on a sunny slope, i.e. on the southern and western slopes, tends to be dry, while on shady eastern and northern slopes, the soil tends to remain moist. But there are also embankments that are steep and sunny.
Rely on robust plants with strong roots
Proper planting protects the soil from erosion
Planting a slope – These plants will help you create a beautiful slope
Deep-rooted shrubs and small trees are quite appropriate. But also many grasses and meadow flowers are possible.
Plant the hillside garden with shrubs
Suitable shrubs for the slope garden are
- Small Shrub Roses
- ornamental quince
- dog rose
- finger smoke
- shrub ivy
What flowers are suitable for a slope
Slopes are special design elements in the garden. These flowering plants do best here:
- girl eye
- splendor pier
- autumn anemone
- snow marble
You can design the embankment very creatively!
Matching ground cover
Ground covers are a good choice for planting on slopes, as they prevent moisture loss from the soil and unwanted weed growth.
- Carpet St. John’s Wort
- spur flower
- carpet sedum
- creep spindle
- elf flower
- blue pillow
- lady’s mantle
- star moss
You should also secure the slope until the ground cover grows densely in the slope garden. Use bark mulch or wood shavings as a peculiar brake against the rain.
by the way: You need to improve the soil for the ground covers. Some compost or potting soil would be very helpful.
We hope we have given you ideas on how to create an easy-care and beautiful slope in your garden!
The dense roots of many ground covers protect against erosion and thus serve to stabilize the slope
Loose and humus-rich soil is desirable so that the soil can absorb rainwater
Plants with well-branched roots are best suited if you want to avoid terracing in the slope garden
Planting the slope – if the slope is very steep, fabric nets and fabric mats will help
Perennials that are easy to care for and grow vigorously have their right place on a steep slope
my beautiful garden
Where flower paintings grow