By: Mitchell Knapp on September 26th, 2019
While every property is different, and every client has a unique taste, we see many similar tasks on most of our jobs. More often than not, a new project we take on requires the same initial steps. The best way for clients to get the most out of their property, is by leveling a sloped yard. Slopes and hills on a property make the space unusable. By creating a level lawn, or creating spaces with a sloped yard, the area to work on or enjoy is maximized.
Depending on the site size and difficulty, the cost and time required will vary. Many clients want to know how much does it cost to level a sloped yard? It is a tricky question to answer. Prices vary from anywhere starting at a couple hundred dollars for minor jobs to the upper thousands for larger scale projects. However, working with a landscape architect can help. Initial consultations and plans will determine the cost and time involved to achieve your desired end result.
Creative Ideas for Yard Leveling
There are ways to be creative too, when working with a slope. Adding in retaining walls, stairs or stone steps throughout the area can make the slope work to your advantage. Often times, clients will choose to work with the natural landscape, and create tiers to the property. Such as creating an upper level to the lawn, and perhaps a lower patio area on the bottom. We have designed stone stairways leading up a slope, or carved into the side of a mountain property to create a pool boulder wall. Working with a talented firm can provide you with new ideas and concepts to get the most out of the yard.
How Leveling a Planting Bed is Used in Design
Often times we find leveling a sloped yard creates a great medium for planting beds. By adding retaining walls with stone, you are able to create barriers and rooms within the property. Adding planting material creates a beautiful backdrop, while adding screening and privacy throughout the area. It is another way to use the slope to your advantage, and carve out spaces.
As part of a lawn leveling service, the design aspect is just as crucial. It is important to keep in mind what you would like to achieve with the space. Working with a designer will help make sure you are maximizing the benefits of your existing property. Whether the overall goal is to completely flatten the yard for backyard play, or to work with the slope to create tiers or sections of the property, consulting with a professional is advantageous.
If you are interested in leveling a sloped yard or would like to know more about yard grading services, feel free to contact us now. The fall is the best time of year to start planning ahead. This will help to prepare your yard for spring time enjoyment. Get ahead of the curve with permits and plans now. We will work with you to make sure you are getting maximum potential out of your property.