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Tips for Taming a Slope

Reclaim lost ground and turn a frustrating slope into a dramatic asset with one of these ideas.

Denny Schrock
Baffles along driveway slope
 

Slow the Flow

Baffles, or miniature terraces, created with landscape edging or timbers set horizontally across a slope, slow water runoff. While mulch tends to wash downhill on a bare slope, it stays in place when baffles help control the flow of water. Check for gullies after a heavy rainfall, and install additional baffles if needed.

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