Landscape Improvement: Investing in a Retaining Wall

Retaining walls can often be the facelift that your landscape needs to be the yard if your dreams. There are a many different functions and benefits to investing in a retaining wall. Not only do these features add beauty to your yard, but it also protects your soil and grass. In this blog, we will go over everything you need to know before making the decision to add a retaining wall. [Read more…]

The Four Basic Types of Retaining Walls

Natural Stone Retaining WallThere’s a reason retaining walls are so popular in both residential and commercial landscaping – several reasons in fact.They provide the chance to inject beautiful stonework and hardscaping into the area and allow you to transform your landscape in tiers around central features (by using flowerbeds and/or gardens) One of the most important purposes is their ability to  save a yard by preventing soil erosion and managing your rainwater flow. Below are four of the most common types of retaining walls, what situation they are good for, and the amount of work that goes into each. [Read more…]

How Building Retaining Walls Can Save Your Backyard

An example of a simple drystone retaining wall with base and filler.

An example of a simple drystone retaining wall with base and filler.

A natural occurrence can cause some serious damage to any landscape. Things like soil erosion, uneven landscape, and even lawn aesthetics can have people asking question on what they should do. One popular solution is building retaining walls in your yard, and this can solve several problems at once. Retaining walls are used to hold back excess soil in areas of extreme elevation change. Walls can also be used to create flowerbeds and add a more aesthetic finish to any yard. When looking to introduce a new retaining wall to a yard it is important to know the basics so that you are not left with an unsubstantial wall. [Read more…]