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Best Shade Plants For Erosion Control On Slopes

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

You can control erosion on a shaded hillside with several kinds of plants, including grasses and groundcovers.

Sloped Rain Garden Alternatives: Planting A Rain Garden On A Hill

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

When planning a rain garden, it’s important to determine whether or not it is a good fit for your landscape. In the case of a hill or steep slope, a rain garden may not be the ideal solution. Click here to learn more.

Choosing Plants For Sloping Areas – What Plants Grow On Slopes

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Once you know what plants grow on slopes, you can use this knowledge to your benefit and plan a garden that both thrives and helps stabilize the hillside. Click here for ideas on choosing plants for sloping areas and how to maximize this difficult planting terrain.

Ground Cover Plants For Hillside Gardens

By Jackie Rhoades

Steep hills in the landscape have always been a problem. Anyone who has mowed lawn on a hillside knows it?s no picnic. So what's a gardener to do? Read this article and opt for hill ground cover instead.

Tips For Watering On A Hillside Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

The biggest problem with irrigating a hill is having all the water run off before it has a chance to soak into the ground. Controlling this runoff is important. Read here to learn more.

Growing A Vegetable Garden On A Hillside

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Although most people would prefer a nice, level vegetable garden, this isn't always an option. For some of us, slopes and hillsides are a natural part of the landscape. Learn how to grow vegetables on a hillside here.

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