Love this design! This sloped area has been outfitted with stairs that are wide and easy to navigate. The variety of color and texture in the plant material surrounding them makes a beautiful statement.
Here's a modern take on landscaping a sloped area. It even has an artistic feel.
Do you think these are meant to function as steps? They look as if they could.
I love a hillside planted with flowers. Who wouldn't relish a walk down or even up these steps! The surrounding beauty would make you forget the effort of climbing the steps. :-)
Isn't this breathtaking? It's been beautifully designed to guide you down the hillside, with little destination points along the way. The flowers planted between the steps add to the magic of this delightful space.
If you're concerned about the maintenance involved on a hillside where flowers are planted along the sides of a path or set of stairs, consider a rock garden. It will accomplish the task of preventing soil erosion while keeping maintenance to a minimum.
When landscaping a sloped area, consider adding a special feature like a lantern. In the evenings, it will do double duty as it creates a lovely ambiance while lighting the pathway for safety.
Make the entrance to your landscaped path or hillside stairs feel extra special with a rose-covered arbor.
Be creative when landscaping a hillside. It's much more interesting to have several sets of steps with a landing in between than one long stairway...safer, too.
You can vary the material of which your steps are made, matching the color to the area surrounding them. Here, the landscaper chose a darker color for the area surround by earth and a completely different look for the lower area surrounded by stone.
This is a different take on landscaping a hillside. Instead of the typical set of steps, the steps flare out into a landing with steps leading off in either direction.
If your area is sloped just ever so gently, consider a beautifully landscaped path instead of steps. This would be much easier to navigate than lots and lots of short steps. What a fabulous design...very unique.
You could even create a boardwalk to navigate your hillside. Just make sure to use a pressure treated wood or something insect and rot resistant.
I love to see hillside steps designed with natural materials like rock or stone. They fit so beautifully into the garden, as if they have always been there. Tuck a few flowers into the little nooks and crannies created by the natural rock steps. They will slow you down and remind you to enjoy the journey. The destination will take care of itself.