Exploring Landscape Setups

Exploring Landscape Setups

The Various Uses Of A Retaining Wall For Your Yard

by Tanya Green

When you have a piece of property that is uneven, there are a number of ways you can benefit from the use of a retaining wall. Whether you are ready to build a garden to grow food, or you want to create a flat area for your children to play, a retaining wall can make a big difference in your landscape. If you are trying to find better ways to make your yard accessible, or get more use out of your space, it's time to consider your options. Retaining walls can offer you a chance to create useful land out of steep hills, or improve your landscape when you want to plant flowers but there isn't any space.

Creating a Flat, Even Space to Play

If you have a backyard that is extremely sloped, you can use a retaining wall to create flat space for you to enjoy. Whether you have pets that need somewhere to run, or you want to have space to hold outdoor parties, a retaining wall can give you that space. A professional installation would include a survey of the area and a design plan that would give you the most space possible without creating a hazard. When you have a large area of your yard that is virtually unused space, a retaining wall will help.

Planting Small Garden Areas on a Slope

When you have a front yard that could use some landscaping, small, organized planting areas made with retaining walls may be the answer. Retaining walls can be both purposeful and decorative, giving you the planting areas that you need while creating a beautiful looking front yard. When you want to plant on a slope, you need areas that are flat so that the plants don't erode down the hill in a storm.

Making Your Yard More Accessible

If you have areas in your yard that you want to be more connected, you can use retaining walls to connect the two spaces. For example, you can use retaining walls to create steps over uneven terrain, making it easy to get from one space in your yard to another. A yard that starts out uneven and disconnected can end up beautifully designed through the use of pathways, retaining walls and well placed gardens.

When you want to improve your backyard, it's time to consider the use of retaining walls. For more information, contact a company like Boehm Landscape Inc.


About Me

Exploring Landscape Setups

Hello, I am Manny Juanez. When I moved into my home, I instantly started to plan out my landscape features. I knew that I wanted a small waterfall leading to a pond for my fish. I also wanted to create a few raised beds around the sitting area by the pond. What I didn't know, however, was that the project would take a lot of manpower and a bit of professional help. My site will explore the process from grading the land to setting up the electrical components. I will also talk about building the garden beds with pavers and other found materials. The information I provide should help you create a beautiful layout in your back or front yards. Come back to my site whenever you need some inspiration.