Hillside Circular Driveway Design
Retaining wall and planting ideas for circular driveways on hillsides
You don't have to be landscaping on a slope to get some good ideas from this design. Besides addressing a sloped lot, this design is also created for a circular driveway with a xeriscape planting theme. And even then, some of the ideas here could work in a lot of different landscape design styles.
Xeriscape Plants In This Design
- Red Tip Yucca (Hesperaloe)
- Lantana (New Gold)
- Feather Reed Grass (Karl Foerster)
- Purple Verbena
- Texas Sage
- Gray Leaf Cottoneaster
- Tree - Chitalpa
- Tree - Mexican Elder
Pictures Of This Finished Front Yard Design
Front Yard Entry
Xeriscape Design Idea
Desert Flower Bed
3 Level Planting
Mexican Elder Trees
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More About This Design
While this design doesn't actually show the drop in grade, you will be able to see it in the pictures and video below. The home is on a lot that is sloping from the house to the street as well as from right to left. However, since it's not a very steep grade, it's really quite simple how we addressed it.
On a side note here, the backyard to this home is on an extremely steep grade. You may want to take a look at that design as well - Steep Slope Backyard Design. It's designed along the same lines as the front but needed different engineering to fix the steep grade. I think it turned out just a touch classier as well.
For details and explainations of this design, take a look at all the pictures of this circular driveway on a hillside. I've also created some more detailed information that you may find helpful - Hillsides And Slopes.