I live in a farely new house and we recently had our fence up only on 2 sides. My house is backing a ravine which is divided by a chain link fence. Our back yard is facing east and front lawn is facing west. During the summer and spring we have sun till about 4 pm in the back yard, considering that I have to decide on what kind of shrubs and flowers I should plant. Can anyone help me with choosing less maintenance plants with just few annuals so I could change each year?
Also the yard is sloping towards the chain link fence, is there a way we could level it out at the same time prevent the dirt falling in to the ravine through the chain link fence?
I can upload few pictures if it is required.
P.S. i am totally new to gardening and it is my first time attempting it.