By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) A berm is an easy way to add interest and height to the landscape, especially in dull, flat lawn areas. Berms are simply mounded hills of dirt constructed for many reasons such as blocking out unwanted
Keep the garden vertical. That's why it's good to look for shrubs and trees that max out interest as they grow up, not out. Try dwarf varieties for a small backyard, as well as more columnar evergreens (bonus—they boost wintertime interest, too).
BeST PLaNTS FoR SLoPeS ____Great success w/ planting a slope has to do w/ the types of plants you use. Here are some great tips, ideas & photos. For low maintenance, be sure to use drought tolerant plants!