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Top Ideas to Design Modern Landscapes with Retaining Walls
Posted on  by Prunin Arboriculture & Landscape

Retaining walls are designed to both serve a purpose and improve the aesthetics of your property. They can be created using a variety of materials and will last several years if properly constructed. When designing your retaining wall, look closely at your property to determine which materials will best serve your purpose.

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Steel/Metal

Retaining walls that are made out of steel or iron fit well with many of today’s more modern homes. Hard, clean lines of metal create the perfect balance when it comes to the lines and angles of the home. Steel offers a more neutral finish and will fit in well with most types of contemporary gardens. If you want a rustic look, metal pieces can be added that have a touch of rust, giving the appearance of age.

Wood

Wood goes with almost any type of construction and adds a natural element that completes a classic design. It will offer visual support to almost any type of garden or home construction and is easily combined with stone or concrete that helps to add support to the barrier.

Concrete/Stone

Using concrete and stone not only improves the look of your home, it also adds strength to the retaining wall. You can combine almost any color of rock or stone and blend in concrete or bricks to create a wide variety of patterns. If pavers are used within the garden itself, having them match the retaining wall can also add a nice touch to the area.

Retaining walls are designed to provide sturdy support. This doesn’t mean they have to be dull or boring. Using the right material will increase curb appeal and create an outstanding addition to your landscaping. Whether the design is simple or elaborate, the form and function of the retaining wall can be supported by a beautiful design that beautifies and enhances the look of your property.

Retaining Walls: An interesting Element of Landscape Design
Posted on  by Prunin Arboriculture & Landscape

Retaining walls are a unique way to improve the look of your home and increase its value at the same time. They can be constructed in varying heights and most construction materials can be used. Pavers, bricks, stone and treated timbers are all possibilities. Overall, it is an affordable way to achieve the look you desire at a cost you can afford, all the while reaping the benefits a retaining wall has to offer.

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Low Maintenance

Most materials used in the construction of retaining walls require little to no maintenance. If the wall is constructed properly, it can withstand a massive amount of weight. If the wood is used, it may have to be resealed every two or three years, but other than that, very little will need to be done to keep it looking nice.

Durable

If the wall is built properly, the interlocking of the materials used in its construction will increase its ability to bear weight. When natural materials are used, they are native to the local area and can withstand the weather extremes associated with the climate. This makes them less prone to rotting or breaking down and eliminates the need for repairs or the need to replace sections as the wall ages.

Functional

Retaining walls serve several functions. They make your home look nice, help to hold water in landscaped areas and prevent soil erosion. They can also help to create boundaries around landscaping, recreational areas, and pathways. Walls can be created in varying degrees of height depending on what their main function is. The height and width are up to your discretion as is the materials and the addition of different colored materials.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Retaining walls can be built with designs incorporated into the facade or they can be left plain. Either way, they can improve the look of your home and dramatically increase your home’s resale value. Certain home improvements are seen as investments. Because retaining walls are designed to be long lasting, they are definitely an investment worth looking into.