The garden is a valuable accessory to any house or a building and we all love to design it so that the beauty of the entire area is heightened. However, if you have built the house on a hillside, designing the garden may, in itself, be a challenge in contrast to a flat land. If you managed to address the issues well, you will, in the end be left with a garden that will be the envy of all those who set eyes on it.
Here are a few steps for you to follow in achieving best hillside landscaping results.
Know your land
First of all you need to know how your land looks in order to modify it to look the way you want. So, get a good look at the whole place and, taking into account the placement of the house and how you can heighten its beauty, have an outline of the garden. You can get the assistance of demolition companies Melbourne to remove unwanted things as this will be more efficient and thorough than doing it on your own.
Have the basic sketch made
Once you know what the total picture looks like, it is easy to identify the areas that need most attention and that need to be improved or modified. Draw a basic layout defining where you want to place the pathway, where you want hedges, flowers, etc.
Prepare the land
The next step is to prepare the land so that you can implement your plan. You may want to hire a soil removal Melbourne expert to take the excess off the premises if you are cutting in to the slope or are making it more refined. Make sure that you choose a company that care about the environment when doing their task or else you will be left with more headaches than that you had before you started.
Identify the trees to be planted and take steps to minimize soil erosion
Not all trees are good for a slope. You have to consider the safety issues as well as the looks of the place for the landscaping project to be a success. No point in designing the garden fabulously if the trees would fall all over the place every time there is a bit of rain or a strong wind. You also need to take extra precautions to prevent soil erosion as this will not only harm the looks of the land but will also adversely affect the safety of the occupants and neighbours. Further, soil erosion will lead to unfertile land that will not be fit to grow the flowers, fruits, etc. that you so desire. Building walls to support the slopes is also a good idea as they will also add to the looks of the garden and, in addition, you can use them as flower beds adding more colour and vibrancy to the land. Using rocks, steps, etc. will also improve the stability of the land while adding to the overall look. As you can see, having a land with a steep slope is not as big a problem as you initially felt and it can be converted to an extremely beautiful garden if you are willing to spend a few extra hours at the designing process.