What to do with 45 degree slope yard?
We have a large sectional backyard. The back section of our yard has a large slope uphill of about 45 degrees and ends with the fence. We have few lilly plants & few average size trees up there, our dogs do run and goto bathroom in that area. It's so steep, it's kind of hard to walk in certain areas.
Right now we cleaned all the weeds, and covered the ground with weed cloth. Due to the slope and since the dirt underneath is not compact, the weed cloth has got wrinkles.
We want to make this space dog friendly, looking for options.
We thought of gravel as an option, I believe gravels can run downhill in wet weather or with just dogs running. Also, we live in seasonal high wind area, so what we choose has to be sturdy.
I was wondering if there is any material that's simple to work with and does not have many problems being on a slope.
Also do we need to compact the dirt before we put the weed cloth?
Any other suggestions are welcome. I can post pictures of the slope if needed