Not everyone has the benefit of sloping lawns and grand trees. Sometimes, due construction requirements or building codes, houses can end up with unusually shaped yards – tight and skinny, shaped like an L, or otherwise. Here are some tips for multi-level landscaping, which can help solve the issues inherent in an unusually shaped yard.
Create a View
If your yard is skinny, consider adding height! Create visual interest and interesting views by creating multiple levels to your yard. Add a multi-level deck to create defined spaces, such as an outdoor kitchen or reading area. No matter where you are in your yard you’ll have a varied and diverse view.
Utilize Plants for Privacy
If you neighbors are a little too friendly, consider adding bushes, trees, or climbing vines to create some privacy. Bamboo is a fast growing plant that makes a great privacy screen, though some varieties of bamboo can be invasive. Evergreen trees are a popular option, because they can grow several feet a year and can be planted close to each other without any problems. If you are looking to fill in the gaps of an existing fence, look into climbing vines. Some vining plants that grow fast are ivy, clematis or hops.
If your backyard is full of rolling hills, consider terracing to help even out your yard. Terraced steps and platforms can help smooth out and organize your yard into defined spaces, extending the architecture of buildings into a sloping landscape. Terracing your landscape can also give you great opportunities to create intricate planter boxes. Retaining walls and steps are solid, permanent additions to your home, while wooden decking is a cheaper solution, with lighter but not materials are lighter, but not as long-lasting.
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