anyone garden on a steep slope? what about steps?
my 7 acre garden lies on a steep slope. some areas are so steep that its impossible to stand without holding on to some stable object. i cant really use wheelbarrows on the slope because they keep on sliding downhill. my dogs cant have balls becuase they roll downhill toward the road.
i actually like having a slope tho. its gives the garden character. however, i have lotsa garden visitors and worry about people falling. did i mention the rocky soil makes walking on the numerous paths almost perilous?
anyway, i have used wooden steps, excavated soil steps, log and rock steps, and even some wooden bridges/ramps throughout the garden. i was wondering how others have dealt with making steps in their garden. i would love to have rock masonry steps, but time and money (and personal skill LOL) are a major factor.