Retaining walls serve many purposes in your yard, from adding beauty and interest to the landscape, to preventing erosion. Adding a retaining wall to your property can totally transform the way it looks (and keep your property in better condition for years to come!). Here are some of the many benefits that retaining walls can offer you.
What do Retaining Walls Do?
Retaining walls can be single, free-standing walls or part of a system of walls. They are designed to hold soil and water inside of them. They can incorporate draining systems to deal with storm water and drastically reduce erosion. They also serve a practical landscaping purpose by dividing your yard into levels of terracing and landscape beds. A retaining wall will be a strong barrier for your landscaping to hold soil in, deal with storm water runoff, and give you more room to plant beautiful plants!
Make an Entrance
Retaining walls, aside from protecting the landscaping you paid to install, will help to set your business or home entrance apart from the rest. If your entrance lies on a slope, retaining walls are a great way to accent signage with tons of beautiful plants or flowers. If you want to make your entrance into a fantastic first impression, adding a series or system of retaining walls can be the perfect way to do so.
Keep Your Soil Where You Want It to Be
Especially if you take pride in your landscaping, you don’t want your soil and plants where they aren’t supposed to be. Retaining walls dramatically reduce the amount of erosion that occurs and, as a result, the amount of time and money you need to spend working on your landscaping. If you have a steep hill on your property, erosion can also be a safety hazard if it causes rapid amounts of water to rush down and flood the street or area below. Retaining walls effectively move the storm water so that it won’t damage the surrounding area.
Retaining Walls from Pinehurst Landscape Company
Pinehurst Landscape Company provides professional landscaping design for you throughout the year. We have over 50 years of experience in the landscape design field and we are experts in making functional, beautiful, and environmentally friendly yards. Our designers work with you one on one to make sure you end up with a finished product that you love. Visit us online or give us a call at (410) 592-6766 for more information. To see examples of our work, be sure to follow us on Houzz, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.