Around the Yard
How to Landscape a Steep Hillside on Your Yard
By: Danny Lipford
John Deere provided the heavy equipment to improve the looks and control erosion on this steep hillside at a home in Windham, New Hampshire while landscaper Ron Hill of Shady Hill Greenhouses & Nursery provided the manpower and shared his expertise with me on how to prepare the soil and plant the dozens of ornamental grasses and other plants to anchor the soil in place.
Once the grass and weeds had been removed, additional topsoil and amendments were brought in and spread out over the area. When the steeply sloping ground was ready, Ron and his crew positioned large accent rocks then began planting.
To hold the soil in place and prevent weeds from growing, a thick layer of mulch was applied around the plants. Watch this video to find out more.