Hillside Landscaping Ideas
Five tips for landscaping a slope

From Landcaping Network

Properly designing a landscape on a relatively flat sloped yard is hard enough.  Considering all of the elements of design like space, rhythm, color, texture, etc. can be challenging in a standard environment, let alone having to deal with significant drops in slope and elevation changes.  Add into the mix a hillside or severe slope such as a lake or ocean bluff, and you have an extremely challenging task.  This post from the Landscaping Network gives some great tips and ideas for handling this very situation elegantly.

Here is an excerpt from the post: