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5 Perfect Retaining Wall Ideas for Your Backyard

Posted Jun 16th, 2022 in Lawn Care

5 Perfect Retaining Wall Ideas for Your Backyard

A well-built retaining wall can ensure your garden looks beautiful but often comes with many design challenges. The main concern landscaping designers have is how to make it look unique and appealing. As such, are there any retaining wall ideas that will make your garden pop and be the envy of your neighbours?

These five examples are a few of the ways you can make sure your garden is a cut above the rest. Think about how each one will look when you install it, and give yourself a good plan for your next big garden project.

1. Natural Stone

Instead of a simple brick wall, you could investigate building a backyard retaining wall out of natural stones instead. Not only can this look very rustic, but you have many options for different kinds of stones that offer very different moods.

One of the best things about this type of retaining wall installation is that it rarely needs any form of mortar. Thus it has a texture and shape that you can know is unique.

2. Tiered Walls

Why have only one home retaining wall when you can use several instead? If your garden slopes enough, you can use several retaining walls to give a sense of depth to the garden instead.

By adjusting the height of each tier, you can even offer a terrace-like effect to the area. You can even plant flowers on the edge of each layer, giving the whole place a beautiful and colourful image.

3. Wooden Walls

You do not only need to plan retaining wall designs using stone. You can also investigate other retaining wall materials, such as wood.

If you choose this path, it is a good idea to talk to an expert before you try anything. Certain woods are better than others, and some can rot fast if you do not treat them. As such, make sure you know what you are doing.

Although wooden walls, when installed by a professional, can offer a natural alternative to rock walls. You can even stain or paint them to match the aesthetic of the rest of the garden with ease.

4. Gabion Installation

Gabions are made of stone, but not large rocks like those described above. Instead, they comprise a wire cage filled with stones that create a vertical surface.

These are both affordable and durable, meaning you do not need to worry about too much maintenance. They can even blend in well with their surroundings, though this demands a little work due to the wire they use.

5. Living Walls

Why stop the garden at the top of the wall when you can continue down it instead? A living wall, or vertical garden, allows you to have the sturdiness of the rock wall while continuing to grow on its surface. This can hide most manmade wall materials while being a unique and beautiful feature.

Implementing Your Retaining Wall Ideas
While these might all be good ideas, many of them take a good amount of expertise to complete to a high level of quality. If you do not have experience in implementing retaining wall ideas like these, you should think about bringing someone in.

We are committed to helping you get the perfect garden you want, and if that means a retaining wall installation then who are we to say no? So, pick up the phone and talk to us about what you want, and we can start putting together a plan today.

Don't hesitate to ask us a question.

Please feel free to contact us if you have a question, would like to discuss your potential project, or desire an estimate. Start now to plan for the 2024 Spring Season!


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