Landscape Design forum→Need ideas for small sloping area

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Mar 24, 2018 10:11 AM CST
I know next to nothing about landscaping/gardening but I am trying to fix up my tiny back yard. I have a small (approximately 2' x 8', pictured) area that slopes away from my patio toward my neighbor's fence. It is on the NW side of the building. I would like to make it look nice while reducing runoff/erosion toward the fence. I even considered building a deck/seat over it. Ideas would be appreciated.

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Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Mar 24, 2018 11:10 AM CST
Plant something with a dense fibrous root system such as grasses, Ajuga...that'll prevent runoff. For specific plants google or try the British RHS website
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Mar 24, 2018 3:12 PM CST
If shady hostas and ferns would look good and help hold the soil. Clematis would look good climbing the fence and there are shorter, tamer varieties that won't go all crazy on you.
Name: Linda
Bellevue, WA (Zone 8a)
Mar 29, 2018 8:47 PM CST
how about some Sarcococca? not too tall, evergreen...blooms with very fragrant (though very tiny/hard to see) flowers in winter. Would be nice to look at from your patio and smell if you spend any time there in winter. would also soften the look of the fence and help to prevent runoff.


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