Retaining walls are essential structures. They keep your landscape in place and looking pretty.
Retaining walls are usually thought of as utilitarian and for merely holding back soil. But you can use them to create beautiful outdoor living spaces and incorporate multi-use spaces, can be used as a noise barrier and small retaining wall ideas often feature a place for flowerbeds or lawns. Retaining Walls are the structure used to retain soil, rock or other materials in a vertical condition. Hence they provide a lateral support to vertical slopes of soil that would otherwise collapse into a more natural shape.
Make a Creative Design
Retaining walls don’t have to be perfectly straight. Add a curve to dress up a boring straight wall and to add a little more texture to your landscape. You can use a garden hose or large rope to set the layout of the curve, then use a shovel to cut through the soil to follow the curve.
”Design circle retaining wall with steps feature”
Retaining wall blocks made of natural stone or boulder walls are the most expensive wall material and require the greatest amount of labour but the stylish and unique look of the wall is difficult to achieve with any other material. The blocks can be made of granite, sandstone or limestone. Granite is the hardest stone, which is used in landscaping. Its amazing colours vary between grey, black, crimson to yellow, blue and white, and reveal their beauty especially when wet. Granite stones are available in certain standard sizes. Natural stone retaining wall blocks are offered in regular or irregular shapes and are versatile as they are suitable for any type of design.
”Retaining walls don’t have to be perfectly straight. Add a curve to dress up a boring straight wall and to add a little more texture to your landscape. You can use a garden hose or large rope to set the layout of the curve, then use a shovel to cut through the soil to follow the curve.”
”Besides offering a consistent look, manufactured blocks and stones for retaining walls offer structural integrity and an even base with which to work. Be sure to colour match and space out uneven coloured stones and blocks for a better look.”
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