Avoiding Common Tree Mistakes

Avoiding Common Tree Mistakes

Design Ideas For Uneven Terrain

by Chiara Brun

If you own land with areas of uneven terrain, landscaping can be somewhat challenging. With some creative design ideas, you can design a beautiful landscape in your backyard. From pathways and steps, to retaining walls, designing a backyard that is uneven is possible. You can improve accessibility to areas in your yard you were not able to get to easily, providing you and your family with more ways to enjoy your outdoor space.

Retaining Walls for Uneven Terrain

Whether you are trying to design a steep hill, or you simply have an area that is uneven, retaining walls are very helpful. You can build a retaining wall out of a number of materials, such as railroad ties, bricks, concrete or rocks. A retaining wall will allow you to build up an area, creating a flat surface or garden space where you can plant flowers or grass. You may need some help building a retaining wall, as it's important for the wall to be even to be effective.

Creative Pathways Add Character to Your Backyard

If you want to add character to your backyard, the use of creative pathways can make your backyard beautiful. Pathways made from stones, crushed shells, and even mulch are simple ways you can make a path from one area of your backyard to another. The path can be winding, and including the use of a few stairs to help compensate for any uneven areas. 

Trees are a Great Way to Improve Your Outdoor Space

The use of trees, shrubs and other plantings are essential to your outdoor space. You can plant small flowering trees, fruit trees, or trees that will grow large over time as you design your backyard space. Consider the trees you already have on the property, and make sure that they are all healthy enough to remain in the yard. Get trees pruned if they have grown out of control, and have any trees that appear diseased looked at by a professional tree service. Contact a business, such as Greatland Tree Service, for more information. 

As you design your outdoor space, thinking about accessibility, how the space is used and how the yard looks are all important aspects to consider. When the terrain is uneven, creating a more even look through the use of retaining walls, pathways and other plantings will help make the yard beautiful. With the right design in place, you will be able to enjoy your outdoor space for years to come.


About Me

Avoiding Common Tree Mistakes

I have always been one of those people who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty, which is why I started trimming my own trees. However, after doing it by myself for a few years, I realized that my yard was starting to look a little DIY, which wasn't the look that I was going for. To make things right, I decided to invest in a professional tree service who could come out and fix up my yard. They were amazing to work with, and they even came with all of their own equipment. This blog is all about the benefits of professional tree care, versus doing things on your own.