Adding a retaining wall to your landscape is not only beneficial to your home exterior’s aesthetic appearance, but it offers many other advantages that help keep your yard healthy and functional.
A landscape retaining wall…
…controls floods and prevents soil erosion.
Wind and water can both cause soil erosion, and landscapes without many trees or shrubs will need a way to keep the soil in place. Retaining walls can provide necessary support to the soil and reduce surface runoff by reducing sharp gradients. Reducing the gradients will in turn reduce the speed at which water travels over your landscape’s surface. If your yard already has a difficult time draining water properly, drainage pipes and channels can be integrated into the construction of your retaining wall to provide even more water control.
…adds functionality to your outdoor living space.
Hills and mounds in your yard can make it difficult to find functional space. Fortunately, terraces can be built with retaining walls against areas of higher ground which will give you more space to perform leisure activities or hobbies outdoors. You can also use the walls to define or highlight entertainment areas or to add built-in seating to a dining space.
…gives your yard a unique look.
When it comes to materials, you have plenty of options for your retaining wall. Natural stone and brick come in a variety of hues and can be arranged in patterns to create a more abstract appearance. Retaining walls allow you to turn a sloping landscape to a new focal point – a structure that is more aesthetically pleasing. Walls can be build as free-standing structures or connected with existing structures in your landscape. They can easily turn a dull yard into a unique and beautiful space.
…can boost the value of your home.
If you take the time to design your landscape in a way that the retaining walls will truly complement and improve your existing yard, there’s hardly a limit to how much value this addition can give your home. A yard with many slopes and hills that have held you back from maximizing usable space can be transformed into one with many completely functional and attractive areas.
Interested in landscape retaining walls in Bowie, MD? North American Landscaping and Design has over 25 years of experience in the industry and their dedicated team has transformed over 1,200 landscapes, making them more beautiful and functional than their owners ever thought possible. Contact us to request an estimate for a retaining wall today!