Retaining Walls Keep Soil In Its Place!
When you have a sloped yard it’s easy for soil to get washed away from rain and wind. If you’re trying to put in flower beds, rock, or mulch, you want it to stay put! A retaining wall holds back that soil, rock or mulch and allows you to do more with your yard.
There Are Many Uses For Retaining Walls!
To Prevent Flooding!
When it rains water will go wherever the slope leads. Sometimes this means towards unwanted areas like garages or your house. Often people choose to put in a retaining wall to control the slope of their yard. Slope towards a street drain, a canal, stream or in some cases a river. This way the water isn’t causing damage to their buildings.
To Give Your Yard Levels!
If you want to put in a fire pit or a little patio, a sloped yard makes it difficult. You don’t want to be sitting on a slope! You can level out an area of your yard by putting in retaining walls. Using retaining walls to hold back soil you can create a flat space allowing you to put in whatever you want. If you want to put a basketball court in your yard… you can!!
To Beautify Your Landscape
Retaining walls are a beautiful addition to any yard. They can be made out of wood, rock, stone, cement, and so much more! There are so many colours and material options that they fit any garden type. Just keep in mind that some materials last longer than others. If you’re doing it yourself than ask the supplier for the pros and cons of each material. If you’re going through a landscaper explain exactly what you want the wall for, they’ll walk you through your options.
Had any retaining walls put in your yard recently? We’d love to see them! Feel free to share them in the comment section!