Sloped terrain provides some of the most dramatic features in a landscape. Think of towering trees, distant views, and rhythmic planting drawing your eye uphill. Design can complement this drama: paths vanishing and reappearing, terraces slicing through slopes, decks defying gravity. Poetic? Absolutely. Easy to do? Not necessarily. Should you be discouraged? No way! Hillside landscape design is achievable if you understand the challenges and set appropriate goals.