Spring has finally arrived, and you may be looking to spruce up your property with more elements of design and interest. If your house is up on a hill you may desire to find some ways that will allow you to make the most out of your property. One solution that could be the answer to each of these questions is installing a retaining wall. Retaining walls are simply defined as structures that hold back earth or water. Read on to discover the benefits of adding retaining walls to your landscape.
A More Dynamic Design
Aside from their obvious use in retaining soil to help prevent ground erosion, retaining walls are the perfect way to create a dynamic and multi-layered landscape design. If your home sits on a hill, a retaining wall will allow you to have more use of your property. With tiered walkways, more places to sit, and level gardens, your landscape will become more than just a home on a hill.
In Harmony with Nature
There are a host of materials you can choose from that will ensure that your retaining wall will be at one with nature. Stone veneer, concrete, boulders, and gabion will all get the job done in an eco-friendly manner. Not only is it about the materials but retaining walls blend in so well with the earth that they hardly make an impact on the surrounding environment.
More Bang for Your Buck
Think about all the functions that come with having a retaining wall constructed on your property. Not only do you make your property more functional, but you help protect your land from the effects of erosion. Both of those benefits help increase your property value. If you plan on putting your home on the market at some point in the future, buyers will be attracted to the versatility that retaining walls provide. You end up with an immediate return on your investment.
Most other elements of landscaping require at least some seasonal maintenance: wood needs to be sealed and pools need to be cleaned. Retaining walls, on the other hand, won’t take up much of your time at all. With professional installation and high-quality materials, retaining walls don’t require much upkeep.
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