Retaining Walls

Whether you want a retaining wall to add some pizzazz to your landscaping or need one to keep sloped soil stable, the contractors at Green Garden Landscaping have the training and talent to build sturdy structures that will accomplish both goals.

Landscape retaining walls often include landscaping items such as plantings, flowers or other material to add to the look of the wall. The rest of the area can be tiered to break up the look of the wall and soften the appearance.

Among other things, North Carolina unique topography offers wonderful landscaping opportunities. One such opportunity is the use of retaining walls to transition between different ground elevations, separate yards features, and prevent erosion. For those with sloped or hilly yards, the benefits of building a retaining wall include not only aesthetic enhancement but functional use as well.

 Retaining walls are required for slopes and structural purposes, as they use footings to hold a wall in place and better retain soil. Although they are most common for homes built on hills or sloping properties, retaining wall blocks also provide creative design options for planter areas, elevated landscapes, and other more visual applications.

On the other hand, Freestanding walls are better used when the ground is flat and design aesthetics outweigh soil stabilization and functionality.  Freestanding wall blocks are more commonly used to divide landscapes into different areas, helping to break-up open space and add visual interest to the yard. Like retaining walls, freestanding walls can be used for potted plants, seating, and other practical purposes. And because of freestanding walls a shorter in stature, they do not require the installation of footings or additional drainage.

Landscaped retaining walls can be used to address water erosion problems in addition to adding beauty to a landscape and are available in a variety of materials including designer blocks.


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