Retaining walls provide the opportunity for homeowners to solve practical problems with stylish design. With so many materials and options available today, your retaining wall can be as much of a statement piece as it is a sensible solution.
If you need a retaining wall on your property, consider these ideas to enhance your home’s curb appeal:
- Incorporate flower beds or shrubbery. Instead of viewing retaining walls as a necessary eye-sore on your property, use them as an opportunity for additional design elements. Incorporating flower beds and other landscaping elements creatively in and around retaining walls helps personalize your property and adds interest to your landscaping. Add a pop of vibrant color with a flower bed or the natural touch of creeping vines to your retaining wall design.
- Make a stony statement. Stonework is a beautiful way to give retaining walls a natural aesthetic. Utilize boulders and stones to create an organic look, or use smoothed stone walls to combine durability with elegant style.
- Mix and match materials. Don’t shy away from incorporating different materials for a unique look. Retaining walls can utilize wood, brick, stones, concrete, and more with endless landscaping features. Dream up a design unique to you!
- Consider practical possibilities. Retaining walls can be utilized for more than irrigation and land grating needs. They also provide the opportunity to create a new space on your property. For example, your retaining wall could double as bench seating, and multiple retaining walls on a hillside can incorporate stairs and become a lovely garden pathway. Use stylish retaining walls as the parameters for your chic outdoor living space.
Don’t waste retaining walls on utility alone. Give our landscaping experts at Oconee Landscape Design a call, and we’ll turn your retaining walls into practical works of art.