You may not be granted with a flat terrain to work with but a sloping backyard can actually be a better canvas to start with than a flat terrain. By playing with each and every natural undulation of the earth, you may just have found your next playground! So let the ideas flow in.
Have you ever seen the majestic steps of Machu Picchu? That should give you an idea about how slopes can give you an interesting take on the outdoors. Introduce steps that naturally fit in with the undulation and let every flower mound ride on the crest of your slopes.
Another way of having fun with your sloping backyard is laying out a slide. Whether it’s the playground version or a water slide come summertime, it’s up to you. One thing is for sure, you and your kids will love it.
Rock Climber’s Wall
If your sloping backyard is on the extreme side, consider turning it into an adventurous practice area by installing footholds. If there are naturally occurring rock formations jutting out, the better for your wall. Just make sure the slope is actually sturdy enough for rock climbing. If, however, your slope is not that steep, you can still mount a wall by using a slide. Fill up with compact dirt and design the foothold. Gear up and you’re ready for your next home adventure!
Another prime candidate for your sloping backyard is a leveled deck. This can be perfect if you want to host an open air movie marathon or a simple get-together with friends and family. Fashion it in a closed circle or semi-circle space and you’ve got a mini-coliseum waiting for your speeches and banters. Just don’t forget to include a fire pit to combat the chill and proper lighting to avoid stumbling in the dark.