How to Dig a Flower Bed Into a Hillside

Nearly everyone has a flower bed or two in their yard, with a few having a lot more. However, if you live on a hillside, you might find it difficult to plant flowers on a slope, because of water run off and erosion. Digging a flower bed to the hillside, so that it has a level surface for the plants, will be able to help you rectify this.

Mark the form of the flower bed on the hill with spray paint, so that you have a rule for digging.

Dive straight to the bed with a scoop starting at the front of the outline. Remove dirt and put it over to the side. Keep on digging toward the rear of the outline, keeping up a flat surface. Check the ground with a level to ensure it is flat.

Straighten up the side and rear edges of the flower bed ledge with your shovel.

Chop up the base of the bed and also blend in top soil as well as a number of the dirt that you dug out of the hill. This dirt is going to be utilized for planting your flowers.

Decide on a boarder of pavers, stone, hardwood beams or bricks together with the outer edge of the plant bed, as a barrier to keep the dirt from washing down the hill.

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