Monday, January 6, 2014

Tips on Creating a Beautiful Landscape For Your Tough Terrain

Having to manage a tough terrain can be challenging, but despite that, did you know that you can create a beautifully sculpted, usable oasis for your home?

Consider constructing some retaining walls to impossible-to-mow hillsides. Usually, to those spots that stand more than 1 ft. for every 3 ft. of a distance (terracing).

You can create ground covers such as putting plants clumped together with deep root systems to make your terrain slope-friendly. They will hold the soil in place. It's also a good idea to put drought-tolerant species of plants at the top, and water-loving plants close to the base.

You may want to flatten those jagged rises and fill the dips in between by using a multi-purpose compact tractor with a box scraper attachment. This is the easiest way to do it.

If your lawn is sloped with large rocks and trees, you may want to use a zero-turn rider. It has an easy to maneuver steering wheel control making it more stable and secure on a hilly terrain.