BeST PLaNTS FoR SLoPeS ____Great success w/ planting a slope has to do w/ the types of plants you use. Here are some great tips, ideas & photos. For low maintenance, be sure to use drought tolerant plants!
Berms—landscaper speak for small mounds—are used to create a border between properties or break up a monotonous yard. Check out Tamarack Landscaping for ideas and inspiration, then click over to SF Gate for the 411 on creating your own berms.
By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) A berm is an easy way to add interest and height to the landscape, especially in dull, flat lawn areas. Berms are simply mounded hills of dirt constructed for many reasons such as blocking out unwanted
Landscaping This is the style I'd like along the front of the property.I like the framework of evergreens, boulders but the casual look of the perennials scattered for summer color too. Blooming shrubs wouldn't be a bad combo either.
Keep the garden vertical. That's why it's good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too).