Sloped backyards offer visual interest to a home landscape, but they’re a challenge to maintain. With a little imagination, you can create a beautiful yard on either a steep slope backyard or a gentle one. Decide in advance how much maintenance you want to perform and design a home landscape that fits your lifestyle. For instance, if the climate is mild or if you live in a coastal region where the humidity is high, your landscape plan can include plants that are more delicate in nature than the drought-tolerate plants native to hot, dry areas. By terracing your slope, you can retain moisture in the soil and prevent wasteful runoff. Terracing the slope gives you a flat area to stand on while you work among your plants.