I like use of rocks gravel to slow water down as it moves through landscape on slight slope. Flat stone with depression in foreground a perfect spot for bees & butterflies to get water (without drowning in a deeper birdbath)
A slope with dense planting of colourful purple blue perennials and grasses including salvia nemorosa. Corten steel step risers with gravel Silver-Gilt medal Design: Patrick Collins Sponsor: St George's Hospital and Medical School
The Landscape Designer Is In: Playing Matchmaker Between a House and its Site
Less grass to mow and usable, edible plants? Cor-Ten steel forms the garden’s walls and stairs—and alludes to the iron-mining heritage of the surrounding land. Mint, chives, chard, and tomatoes fill discreet stepped beds.