You know that the way your house looks from the outside, that curb appeal, is a big part of its value. This is why so many people spend so much time and energy planting trees or shrubs and working in garden beds to spruce up their yards. But there is more to beautiful landscaping than just plants. You should also be thinking about your hardscaping. One of the most eye-catching and beneficial types of hardscaping that you could add to your landscape is a retaining wall.
The biggest benefit of a retaining wall is that it is exceedingly functional, instead of just being a pretty addition. When retaining walls are installed correctly, they can last for decades. Use them to level steeply sloped yards, creating more usable space, or to add structure and interest to your landscaping. You can also use them to build up areas that have been washed away and hold that soil in place better in the future.
Retaining walls completely change the look of a yard, so visually they have incredible bang for your buck. If you’re looking for a big visual change, this is it. They also have a great return on your investment because they can increase your usable space, as mentioned above. If your yard isn’t currently as usable as you’d like, retaining walls can help you make it a big selling point for your home. They can give you flat surfaces to add a garden, a swing set, or even just outdoor living areas.
When you add retaining walls that are professionally constructed, they will be made of durable materials that stand up to the weather for decades to come. This means that unlike the beautiful trees and shrubs, the bird bath, and even your fences and walkways, you won’t have to spend time and money on maintenance and upkeep for your new retaining walls. They will sit there beautifully and quietly doing their jobs.
Finally, most homeowners are trending towards eco-friendly designs and options. For many, this is in an effort to cut their carbon footprint and “go green”, but for others, it is about saving money. Retaining walls are a very eco-friendly choice. Most retaining walls use natural materials and they are more functional and efficient than cement walls. They also help limit soil erosion and control runoff by tiering the land, but they won’t decrease the permeability of your yard as a cement pad would. Overall, they are an increasingly popular choice in many yards.
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