Sunset Residence Contemporary Landscape, Los Angeles
Grass steps are the central element in a layered hilside landscape.
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary full sun backyard garden path in Los Angeles for fall. — Houzz
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11. Go green. Steps are a necessary ingredient of a sloping garden, but you can create a very naturalistic effect by growing grass on them. These stairs are covered with Korean grass, which is tough and bright.More:How to Design a Great Garden on a Sloped LotLandscaping Magic Fixes a Dangerous Sloped YardYour turn: Share photos of clever design solutions in your garden in the Comments below.
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Surely this stairway planted with Korean grass (Zoysia tenuifolia, zones 7 to 9) is at the extreme end of step planting. Korean grass is an attractive, slow-growing ground cover that forms mounds or clumps. It can handle foot traffic and is usually mown or cut two to three times a year. It spreads by rhizomes (underground runners), which can grow into surrounding borders. Pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) and blue rye (Leymus arenarius ‘Glaucus’) border the steps. More: Planting Ideas: Life in the CrevicesPlant Your Hardscape for Unexpected Green