As beautiful and unique as it sounds, having a house on a hill in Briarcliff Manor, NY, can have a downside if it has not been properly landscaped and maintained. It may result in an unused space, an unsightly slope, and risk of erosion issues. Fortunately, with the help of the right landscape company, it is possible to turn large slopes and banks into functional and aesthetically appealing areas.
Landscaping hillside areas may seem like an insurmountable challenge if you are not aware of the many possibilities. What’s needed is expertise and experience to explore available options and come up with the best solution for your yard. Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc. has been dealing with steep landscapes for years. We’re adept at such projects, we can help you go over your options before we get started, and we prioritize safety. Landscapers dealing with hills need to factor in potential erosion and drainage before pursuing any changes.
There are so many things that can harm the stability of the hill. Therefore, the primary goal of the landscaping project is to stabilize the hill and protect the home from serious erosion problems. Contact us to discuss your project and find the best, new, and exciting idea that could fit the needs of your hillside property.
Planting Is Key
One of the many ways to add functionality and aesthetics to a hillside involves new planting. But when choosing the plants, you will want to think beyond a plain planting solution, such as spreading just one type of planting over the entire hill. Instead, think about installing a mixture of trees, ground covers, shrubs, and perennials that all have a special role in protecting the home. For instance, deep-rooted plants make a huge difference in deflecting the force of rainwater hitting the ground because they secure mulch with their strong roots and can prevent soil erosion.
Terraced Plant Beds
One retaining wall can go a long way in protecting a hillside property. The size and shape of a new retaining wall will depend on the size and grade of the slope. Your contractor can determine whether the area may or may not require some digging. Terracing a hill with a retaining wall could divide the area into manageable, beautiful sections of the landscape that are less likely to erode. This also opens up new possibilities for the design of the slope. Terraced plant beds with different plant species would not only break up the hillside but also add a unique dimension.
Connections with Pathways and Stairs
For seriously steep hills, paths and stairs could provide an attractive way to access various nearby areas. If designed properly, pathways and stairs can connect the most inaccessible areas, expanding the functionality and beauty of your property. If you never thought that the biggest eyesore in your property would turn into a majestic spot, you could be blown away by the possibilities. From cascading waterfalls to formal stonework, the Manzer’s team could offer you ideas and solutions that have not previously crossed your mind.
Embrace a Better Design
Every hillside property offers its advantages and disadvantages that need to be taken into consideration. Our skilled team at Manzer’s provides the experience and know-how to build a landscaping project that offers functionality, durability, safety, and originality.