Retaining Walls

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Elliott’s Lawncare and Landscaping is a company that offers your landscape the very best look and appeal by rendering a long list of services which includes building retaining walls.

Retaining walls are rigid structures used for supporting soil laterally at different levels. Specifically, they retain the soil to a slope that it wouldn’t naturally keep, typically too steep, near-vertical, or vertical slopes. Moreover, these walls are used for basement walls, garden walls, and so much more.

They elevate your landscape and enhance your outdoor space by creating levels, evening out a hillside. They can further create topographic interest by creating smaller features such as raised garden beds, sit-outs, or corralling your backyard greenery in a neat landscape. Aesthetically, a retaining wall can turn an unworkable space into a usable surface and can boost the value of your house, making it look unique and expensive. Through the use of patterns or materials chosen e.g., rocks, boulders, etc. A retaining wall can blend into your natural environment or elegantly stand out.

Since retaining walls are often used in sloped areas to transform that part of the yard into usable space, you might consider adding steps to your retaining wall for easy access to the different levels of your yard.

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Natural stone retaining walls can be a slightly more expensive option compared to other materials, like wood, for example. However, they’re durable and create a timeless look. Additionally, the placement, pattern, and repetition of natural stones and bricks can create a contemporary look.

Wood is an inexpensive and common choice for a retaining wall. However, since wood is an organic material, expect it to have a shorter lifespan compared to solid options like stone.

To get the most functionality out of every square foot of your backyard, double up the retaining wall’s purpose with a cozy firepit. Think of it as a sunken, outside sitting room for year-round entertaining. It has a nice, organic flow and makes the seating feel like a piece with its surroundings.

Incorporating seating into your retaining wall design gives the structure utility beyond beauty. These natural stone seating platforms are particularly welcome in smaller backyards.

Mood lighting is a sure way to bring a wow factor to your wall and landscape. Not only do lights work as safety mechanisms, but they also add ambiance to your outdoor space.

Can’t decide between retaining wall materials? You can use more than one. Poured concrete walls softened by wood accents on benches and patio deck downplay the industrial feel. Natural stone with fine gravel makes the outdoor space feel as if it’s always been there.       

Advice you can count on Elliott’s Lawncare and Landscaping LLC for when getting a bid on your retaining walls:

1. Types of materials used for retaining walls

2. Steps in constructing a retaining wall

3. Benefits of having a retaining wall

4. Common mistakes to avoid when building a retaining wall

5. Maintenance and repair needs of a retaining wall

Consider a retaining wall that incorporates oversized stone steps into the design. Flagstone, bluestone, and fieldstone are all popular choices among homeowners. Premium materials, such as slate or granite, add panache to your landscape.