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Have you still not started planning your patio design because you're struggling in front of your house? Go to work, here you will find out how to use the hillside in your favor!
Afterwards, you may be happy that your property has a slope. This brings a lot of movement in the landscape at your door. These peculiarities are to be considered in the terrace planning. The following possibilities of terrace design offer youHanglage:
Terrace design on the naturally sloping hillside
If your house rises a little above the rest of the property, this has its advantages: on this elevated position, the natural light can enter unimpeded, which gives you bright living rooms and a sunny terrace. From this point of view, you also have a wonderful view of your garden, largely undisturbed, if you locate the higher plants further back in the garden.
If the difference in elevation is not too great and you have sufficient land size available, you can let the slope drain naturally into the garden without major construction and stabilize it with suitable planting. In front of the house, therefore, a flat surface of the desired size is first produced and expanded as a terrace. From an edge mark, it then goes down gently. This inclined part may show as little bare ground as possible, the ground on the slope tends to slip.
If the entire slope is to be committed and garden is to belong with a slope to the play area of children, a lawn offers as a slope plant. But be careful: you can not just sow it - at the next shower you would then find your seed at the bottom of the slope. You will be more fortunate with the application of a roller turf if you follow the rules for the planting:
- The floor should be slightly moistened before laying out the grass tracks. Perfect would be a transfer to a perennial land rain.
- The tracks are laid vertically up the mountain. The laid out webs are then pressed piece by piece and watered again with a spray jet.
- Then the lawn should be left as quiet as possible for about two weeks, until the first roots could "claw" into the ground.
The worst thing that could happen during this time is a heavy rain on a slope - then you will not be able to save an unfamiliar lawn from slipping unless you "nail" it to the top of the slope with wooden pegs or stones.
Natural hang design with ground cover
If the slope is not to be committed, you can plant it with a variety of ground cover. There are a lot of plants that grow sufficiently strong roots to stop the erosion of the slope: Various plants of the family of the medlars, thick-males and Steinkräuter, St. John's wort and spindle shrub, Waldsteinien and stork beaks and of course ivy.
Under these ground cover there are plants for every requirement. Some voluntarily continue to spread themselves, some smother under their closed blanket also every other plant. There are evergreen and flowering and berry-bearing, sun-loving and drought-resistant ground cover, all have in common the proverbial robustness. For example, if you refuse the usual lush green lawn, you might well end up with a slope of ground cover, which you can tidy up with the lawn mower.
Often when choosing the best ground cover for your slope, there is the difficulty of planting the slope at a time when you have not had any experience with the ground on the ground - building your house. If the slope is to be quickly accessible, the tip, first to put on test plantings and to plant the slope in the following year with thebeststüchsigen variety, rather impractical. Faster assistance can provide a survey of neighbors. And if you want to be sure, you could purchase ground cover on mats. These ground covers are sold as running meters and should grow easily even on difficult situations.
Stone-paved embankment and engineering-biological slope protection
If the incline of the slope becomes too steep, attachment to plants may not be enough. Then you need a more powerful attachment that you will usually have run by a company. A traditional method of slope attachment is to attach the embankment completely with stones. That does not just cause low costs. Alone the material transport up to the slope can devour considerable sums, if the entire area is uneven. In such a case you should therefore better address several companies and compare the offers, including the way the terrace should then be built on the fortified hillside.Again, experiences that residents of surrounding properties have made can help here.
Relatively new are the so-called engineering biological solutions, which can save considerable costs in the case of slope stabilization under certain circumstances:
- For example, the soil is subdivided into layers that are interlocked with so-called geo-gratings. Then the soil is completely covered with a jute fabric. This natural material stays in the ground. It is even fixed with wooden nails. It may rot in the following years.
- On this slope, the actual Bodenbefestiger is now planted flat: A wild rose, the Pink rugosa, in German Sylter Rose or apple-rose or also quite uncharmant potato rose. It actually grows on every soil and forms strong roots that branch out to the side.
- In addition, it blooms almost the entire garden season, with pink-fragrant flowers, and maintained it does not actually have to be.
The only drawback of this powerful Bodenbefestigers is that it is equally powerful in its distribution and also likes to spread to other gardens, if he gets the chance. If the neighboring property is immediately adjacent, then a rhizome barrier is recommended.
If you can no longer use the naturally given slope by simple attachment to the terrace design, are major construction work. Then you will probably need to terra-ce the entire hillside in front of the house, so you'll need to add steps to the hillside. Very different planning work is required or planning options are open when it comes to designing a lowered terrace with already attached slope.