Transform your home’s landscape to be more functional and attractive with a retaining wall built professionally by Eagle Creek Nursery & Landscape. A retaining wall can prevent soil erosion and add visual interest to your yard by turning a slope into usable flat ground. With expert design, your retaining wall will complement your home and overall landscape vision.
A retaining wall allows you to conquer the challenge of landscaping on slopes or hillsides and open up more space to put in other hardscape or garden features, which in turn can increase the value of your property. With a retaining wall, you can take the first step to creating your dream backyard that allows you to enjoy your luxurious outdoor living space.
Our landscape designers will provide you with the ideas and implementation to help create a customized retaining wall that suits your home and style. The multi-leveled look that a retaining wall provides can be complemented by adding plants in various areas throughout the wall for a natural, living wall look. Or, consider adding cascading plants or terraced garden beds to add visual interest. Whether you go with a modern look or rustic charm, a retaining wall can be a focal point in your landscape design.
The placement of a retaining wall can also highlight unique features in your home. A wall that leads the eye to your home entry, a cottage style garden wall, a sunken patio with a fire pit, or a trendy pool landscape can all be raised to the next level with a retaining wall that adds texture and character to your home.
Professional design ensures that your retaining wall is in cohesion with other garden and hardscape elements, such as an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, or water feature. A curved wall can add elegance to an outdoor space, or a short retaining wall can function as a raised bed for a vegetable garden.
While coming up with design ideas for your retaining wall, consider the following types of retaining walls that may fit best into your space:
Stone: Use natural fieldstone for the dry-stack method or flat and cut stone for a more polished look.
Bricks or Pavers: Use masonry elements to match your patio, walkway, or driveway and create a cohesive look.
Concrete Blocks: Interlocking concrete or cinder blocks are commonly used for retaining walls and ensure stability and safety.
Poured Concrete: Using poured concrete allows you to add different colors, textures, or embedded elements to really customize your style.
Wood: Use heavy timber or pressure treated wood for a rustic, natural look. Keep in mind that wooden walls may need to be replaced more often.
Terraced: Use multi-level terraces to conquer a large, steep slope and to create a unique dimensional look.
A retaining wall not only serves as a design statement, but it also fulfils many functional needs. The intrinsic purpose for a retaining wall is to hold back the soil behind it while withstanding high pressures of earth and water safely and preventing erosion on hillsides. Install a retaining wall for added shade and privacy, as the wall creates a barrier from wind, sun, or prying eyes. A retaining wall can transform the lay of the land in your backyard by reshaping slopes to create level areas that can then be used for a patio, garden, deck, pool, etc. Another utilization for a retaining wall is to mark off property lines and boundaries to create an enclosed area that will keep pets or children safe inside the yard. With low maintenance durability, this long-standing hardscape element incorporates practical use and attractive design while adding interest and cohesion to your landscape.
Building a retaining wall may seem like a straightforward DIY project, but for any walls taller than three feet, a professional should handle the building process. It takes knowledge and experience to construct a retaining wall reliably and safely. Because these walls are often intended to hold back heavy pressure from the elements, you need to build in an outlet for runoff water and fill the space behind the wall with drainage material to ensure security over time. Before beginning construction, it’s also important to ensure no damage is done to utility lines underneath.
Our expert landscape designers are well versed on relevant building codes and engineering principles and will ensure that your design tastes are taken into consideration along with the function for the wall, all within your budget. With Eagle Creek Nursery & Landscape, your retaining wall will be professionally built with high-quality materials and last for decades. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, so our landscape designers can work with you to bring your retaining wall vision to life in your outdoor living space.
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