One of our favored specialties is creating landscape retaining walls.
A retaining wall is an elevated structure that holds a substance in place.
The purpose may be to prevent unwanted soil, mud, rock and water from moving where it is not desired.
Or, it may be decorative—such as to create different levels or tiers to a sloped yard.
A rock or stone retaining wall not only creates an important structure, but it can add beauty as well. Plain or elegant, the functionality remains an added feature to your outdoor landscape.
Styles of Stone and Rock Retaining Walls
Retaining walls include a variety of styles, sizes and materials. Options include wood, concrete, block, brick, and stone, to name a few. Gravity, cantilevered, sheet piling, bored pile, and anchored retaining wall blocks are the most common types.
The decision of what type of wall to build is generally more pragmatic than aesthetic. However, you can have both with landscape retaining walls.
Design your wall to your heart’s content. Add vines, wall hangings, and elemental artwork. Employ different and unique stones and rocks for variety and color.
Retaining wall blocks provide visual backdrops for the areas they border. They physically support areas that can become beautiful patches of grass, trees and flowers.
This is an opportunity to customize the periphery of your property. Allow the wall to complement the visual scheme and flavor you already have.
Safety and Security for Your Home
A taller rock or stone retaining wall will prevent neighborhood animals from entering your yard. Keep peace with your neighbors by providing privacy for them and for you. Discourage unwanted intruders from entering your private space.
Avoid barriers with an obvious stand-offish feeling with creative rocks, stone and designs. This wall can be a protection as well as a work of art. Protecting your children and pets can reduce your worries. You will know where they are and who they are with.
Avoid unwanted mudslides or rock into your landscape. These undesirable menaces can be costly to you and dangerous to your family and pets.
Retaining Walls for Business
Consider landscape retaining walls to highlight a commercial property while providing many of the security benefits described above.
Create a decorative border between your business and the one next door. Add accent lighting to soften block or bring out the color of decorative stone.
At Green Vine Landscaping, we design and install beautiful, durable, expansive retaining walls. It is our specialty. Contact us for a design and quote on a customized retaining wall to enhance your property.