landscape design

Why Do You Need a Retaining Wall?

When it comes to landscaping, you’ll hear the term “retaining wall” a lot. Do you know what this term means, and if you need a retaining wall in your garden? Learn what this means to you and for your landscaping designs today.

A retaining wall is a wall that holds soil back from a sloped surface. It can turn the slope into steps of flat ground instead. Depending on the type of soil and the shape of the landscape, this can be for aesthetic purposes or a necessary action for preventing erosion in a garden.

Excess water in your garden will naturally run to the lowest point. This means that if your garden is on a sloped surface, the water can pool at the bottom. The plants along the slope won’t have an even distribution of water, and the soil at the bottom will begin to erode, causing eventual destruction of the entire landscape.

There are also plenty of aesthetic properties to a retaining wall that can completely change your garden’s look. It can transform a slope into levels of flat ground, which will look far different. Flat land is far more accessible for maintenance and planting, so you can have a wider variety of plants and flowers in your landscape. Your garden will look one-of-a-kind.

Your options for retaining walls are varied, so you can choose what fits your aesthetic. The retaining wall can be made of rock, concrete, or whatever material fits the design of your garden the best. You can have the walls create levels within a garden, or be around a walkway through the garden. This will establish visual boundaries, which you can use to draw the eye or feet to specific parts of your landscape.

If you want or need a retaining wall in your garden, contact Proscapes for guidance in choosing your wall’s style, and the most trustworthy installation. We’re experts in retaining walls in your landscape design, and we’re here to help.