Retaining walls serve several very key aspects in a landscape... they are often times the bold statement making parts of your property; generating that feeling of a solid, strong, long enduring and well-built home or business. Retaining walls also serve an important role functioning to provide not only as retention of steeply graded ground, but also many times providing additional useful yard, parking and extended building sites.
It is extremely important that retaining walls be built considering: soil types, slope, water flow, top pressure, drainage, sub structural support systems associated with wall height and configuration.
YES, and of course you want them to look stunning as well! With all these very important factors to consider, you owe it to yourself to discuss your project with a professional from Terra Enterprises. We design and build your walls with all these factors in mind as well as helping you get the most out of what these all important features of your landscape can provide.
Uses for a Retaining Wall
Prevent Lawn Erosion - Retaining walls help prevent erosion in yards with uneven landscapes. They will keep your topsoil in place when there is heavy or consistent rain.
Use as a Barrier - Retaining walls can also act as a barrier between steep terrain and your pool in order to protect your pool. If there is no protection between your yard and pool, rainwater can wash soil or debris into it. Retaining walls can be made of many different types of materials that can compliment the decking around your pool and complement it well while protecting it.
Terracing a Steep Yard - You can create more usable space in your yard by terracing with retaining walls, creating layers. This is a great landscaping technique for a steep yard with little to no usable space. These terraces can be used for gardening, entertainment space such as a deck area made with pavers, a play set, or just great, green lawn space.
Compliment Your Landscape - You can use retaining walls to create a beautiful aesthetic to your landscaping. Say you need a retaining wall to support your yard along the side of your driveway; you can add a stone veneer or paint to create a focal point. Retaining walls can also have water features or plant and flower beds integrated into them.
Improve Drainage - If you have a creek or some kind of water body on your property, a retaining wall can help keep the surrounding soil from becoming too moist and eroding away. If your lawn is not protected properly from the excessive water, it could cause trouble to your nearby structures.
Accent Your Garden With Landscape Edging
Lining your garden with rocks or pavers is a great way to add an aesthetically pleasing boundary for your home garden. It will improve the curb appeal of your garden by making it look more clean and attractive to the eye. When done by the right professional, defining your garden with hardscape rocks or pavers will also increase the value of your home by giving your garden a cutting edge and well defined look.
Besides just the value and beauty it adds, it will also add durability to your garden as the edging will never rot and is unlikely to break. The maintenance cost of landscape curbing, also called landscape edging, is very low. It will help prevent unwanted elements from entering your garden and will help to protect your flowers and plants.
Garden edging will give you many flexible options to add style to your garden as well by allowing you to choose the shapes, contours and colors to accent your garden and make it a real focal point of your yard. Give us a call today to review your options and get started on improving your look!