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What Plants Do I Use for Gardening on a Hill in Full Sun?

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Question: What Plants Do I Use for Gardening on a Hill in Full Sun?
Reader, LoreFD writes, "The only area in our yard that receives full sun is on a slope (SW sun exposure) behind our home. Any suggestions for a garden? Great column! Thanks for your advice."
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Thank you. As I wrote in another FAQ in this series, on a small scale and for a moderate slope, it is possible for the average homeowner to terrace sloping land using a series of small retaining walls.

Once you have your terraces in place (for erosion control), you can begin gardening on the hill. Use soil amendments such as compost and choose your plants wisely. You have indicated that you will be gardening on a hill with full sun, so you will want to make use of my resources on:

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