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Landscaping Ideas for a Sloped Front Yard

Landscaping Ideas for a Sloped Front Yard
Need help landscaping your steep front yard? Michael Bryan Landscapes can help!

It can be off-putting to mow the grass on a steep slope. If your front yard consists of a steep slope, you might wonder how you can maintain your home’s curb appeal without having to put in so much work. Michael Bryan Landscapes can help your Maryland home’s sloped front yard look its best in the following ways.

A Gentle Slope

You might not have to make drastic changes to your yard. Ideally, the land developer should have graded the soil so that it leads rainwater and melted snow away from the house while looking natural. You can consult with a Michael Bryan landscape designer for the best solution.

Soil-Retaining Greenery

If you absolutely cannot tolerate mowing at a steep angle, we understand. Some properties use groundcover for this type of area, but this can become unsightly and promote an invasive species to spread out of control. Larger plants like ornamental grasses and bushes are better for soil retention and decoration.

Decorative Hardscaping

Meanwhile, one can mix and match with plants and decorative hardscaping. Plenty of steep front yards use boulders, pebbles, and perennials to retain, cover, and decorate the land. If you go this route, ask for the assistance of a professional designer for the best results.


Another popular choice is creating a tiered garden. Consisting of numerous retaining walls, each flat section contains a row of perennial flowers, grasses, or shrubs. The walkway up to the house could come around the side or straight through to the front door.

Retaining Wall

To prevent erosion, a retaining wall may be ideal for the base of your sloped front yard, where it meets the sidewalk or road. It would be used in combination with a lawn, shrubbery, or trees. The material for a retaining wall could be anything from stone to concrete to brick.

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When you work with Michael Bryan Landscapes, you are bringing your landscaping vision to life with a team of experts who are committed to the quality of their work on your home. Whether you want to design a landscape for your outdoor space, build a deck, or install a stone patio, our team of experts is ready to help you make it happen. Since 2009, we have served Maryland and Northern Virginia with a variety of landscaping, hardscaping, design, and installation services that not only keep your outdoor space looking great but working as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of your family throughout the year. If you are ready to get started with your landscaping project or service today, call us at 443-203-1951 or email us at Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!

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