Creative Tips for Adding Retaining Walls to Your Property

Published on: July 24, 2017

Retaining walls can be used for function and style in your landscaping. For function, they can be used to hold back soil on a slope or hill to stop erosion. For style, they can be used to create beautiful planting areas for gardens or to make different levels for your outdoor living area. There is no need for any retaining wall to be dull or boring. Use these creative tips to make your retaining walls beautiful and functional: 

  • Round or curved walls. Designing a retaining wall in a circle for a new garden planter or a curved edge to hold back the slope on the edge of your yard softens the look of your wall.
  • Natural stone. If you want a classic or rustic look, choose natural stone for your retaining wall material. There are many varieties, from cut stone pavers to beautiful, naturally-shaped river rock.
  • Sunken patios. One way to use retaining walls in an otherwise flat yard is to create a sunken patio. This can be a great place for a fire pit or fireplace where your friends and family can gather. The retaining wall can be rounded or with straight edges, with a few steps leading down to your bi-level patio area.

Whether you are building a small flower garden or want a large retaining wall to secure a steep slope, hiring a qualified landscaper to design and install your wall is a good idea. Larger walls may need to meet local building codes and need to be carefully installed for engineering purposes. Contact your local landscaper to begin designing a new retaining wall that is beautiful and functional for your home.

Posted on behalf of:
Mobile Joe’s Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 360-5604

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