Benefits of Adding a Retaining Wall

Published on: September 27, 2018

Retaining walls are used to hold soil, whether they create an above ground planter or they secure a hill or sunken space. These hardscapes can be made from wood, rock, brick or pavers, usually used for function, but they can also be a beautiful addition to a landscape design. There are many benefits to using a retaining wall on your property. Here are a few of those benefits.

  • Erosion protection. The main function of retaining walls is to stop erosion. You will see retaining walls used at the bottom of hills and slopes, or tiered up a hill, protecting homes, structures and driveways from mud slides.
  • Additional planting space. Using retaining walls, you can tier a hill for gardens on each level or make a garden above ground on a small patio. It can be a way to make the most of your yard for planting, even if you have hills or limited soil space.
  • Edging. If you have hills or slopes surrounding your property, a small retaining wall can create a distinct edge to your yard or follow the line of your driveway. Retaining walls can also create a sunken patio or fire pit with a secure edge.
  • Artistic touches. Retaining walls are often functional, but they can also add an artistic touch or classic design to your landscaping. Natural stone, brick or uniform pavers can all be used in different ways to enhance your outdoor space.

Retaining walls are mostly used on property with slope or hills, but any landscape design can be improved with these versatile hardscapes. Talk to your local landscaper about the benefits of adding a retaining wall to your landscape design for function or esthetics.

Posted on behalf of:
Lane Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 609-4510

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