A great-looking yard just doesn’t just happen. You need to put in the time and effort to give it that extra curb appeal you desire. But when it comes to sprucing up this space, most focus on the basics like planting some flower bushes, adding a pot here there, and watering the plants. These are all excellent ideas, but have you ever thought of building a retaining wall?
A retaining wall is a structure that holds back the soil and runoff behind it. Aside from adding an attractive element to your outdoor space, a retaining wall is critical to erosion control. So if you find yourself dealing with sloping terrain, soil erosion, and poor curb appeal, a retaining wall is the perfect way to bring all of these issues under control. Not sure where to start? We’ve compiled some excellent examples of retaining wall styles to get you started.
Stone retaining walls
This type of retaining wall is ideal if you want something that easily blends with the surrounding environment. Thanks to the different colors and textures, this type of wall draws in the eyes without being too distracting. You can incorporate different types of rocks into your structure. Some great options include sandstones, large unstructured rocks, round rocks, and stone veneers.
Concrete retaining walls
Concrete retaining walls add a clean, sophisticated look to your yard. They are highly versatile, and thus you should have no problem finding a design that you like. Concrete retaining walls can be textured, colored, accented with objects, and more.
Timber retaining walls
For an environmentally friendly, sustainable option, retaining walls made of wood is perfect. Just like natural rocks, this type of landscaping walls can blend pretty well with the surrounding landscape. They are fairly low-cost and simple to construct, which makes them a very popular option among budget seekers.
As you can see, your retaining wall styles can literally show off any of your favorite building materials. When choosing a material for your landscaping wall, consider how well it will work with the look and feel of your yard.
If you are looking to give your landscape an extra touch while protecting it from erosion and other moisture problems, BARRIER can help you materialize your vision. Get in touch with us today at (615) 257-1060 | (931) 536-1168.