Tilt Solution Plants edging a path work wonders to offer views and tame a side yard. Add a path or two along planting beds on your slope; it'll help make garden maintenance easier. Gravel and flagstones form a path that hugs the bottom of the hill. Repeated groupings of shade-loving plants flank the sides of the walkway, creating a sense of intimacy.
Sweet tic-tac-toe design for a side garden. Simply design the grid, then add the plants. Start with cut-stone pavers, lay out the path, alternate crushed rock for easy drainage. Choose ground covers that can tolerate a little bit of foot traffic. Addition of fountain adds water interest.