Gardening on a hill, bank & steep slope


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Often when we choose a site for growing a garden, typically we think of flat land surface, but with some innovative ways, you can utilize your sloping hill or bank for growing space even if it's steep.
For example, using bricks, stone, rocks, wood, or other materials can create barriers to hold plants and soil in place. Because the space is sloped, soil will wash down, thus it is crucial to create those barriers to hold soil in place around the plants.
Many people will grow trees or crawling plants like crawling phlox to cover their hill space, but certainly a large vegetable and fruit garden is possible as you can see in the examples in the pictures below.


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schuttelumber.com

kleinslandscaping.com

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squarefoot.creatingforum.com


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meganmorrisblog.com

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lushome.com


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-Cassie K
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