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What To Do With A Sloping Garden

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, and in a wide variety of different designs – which is, of course, entirely part of their charm. But when it comes to landscaping design and gardening, it can be very beneficial to ensure that the space you’re working with is level, particularly if you want decking installed, a new patio or water features such as garden ponds.

Having a level garden will make it a lot easier to maintain over the years, but do bear in mind that a slight slope can actually be beneficial and can help to support drainage, keeping the soil healthy and waterlogging issues at bay. 

As such, if you think you can live with the slope you have, you might want to consider doing something else with it, such as zoning the space and creating multiple areas with different uses. 

Or you could simply have a lot of fun with different plants – but make sure you pick varieties that do well on slopes, such as groundcover roses, honeysuckle and fountain grass.

However, if you have your heart set on having a flat garden, it should be possible to level it out – which, depending on the size of the project, is something you may be able to do yourself with a rotavator, which redistributes the soil around the garden.

For anything particularly steep, you may want to consider bringing in the professionals to get the job done as more work is involved. It can also prove particularly expensive if you don’t get it right the first time and then have to bring someone in to help you rectify any issues that have emerged along the way.

If you’d like any further help or advice relating to this kind of project, get in touch with the LW Landscapes team today.