A retaining wall is a structure that keeps soil, rock and water in place so that it won’t be washed away from the rain. Retaining walls are used for several reasons. It can prevent erosion, hold soil from sliding away from the structure and also for decoration. These are used in steep slopes around homes, rivers and other areas. With a retaining wall, there are lesser structural issues for the dirt and landscape is prevented from sliding.
We will be giving you some landscape retaining wall ideas today. We have gathered different landscaping styles with retaining walls. Each of them made use of different materials and installed retaining walls in various manners. You can surely get ideas on how you can treat your own landscape. Scroll down and check what we have collated for you today.
Image: Arterra LLP Landscape Architects
Stone, ipe and concrete were combined beautifully to create a bold and contemporary landscape for this garden. Instead of merely creating a simple retaining wall, the designers create a sculptural wall to make it look more beautiful especially with the modernized palette it used.
Cole Valley Hillside
Cow Hollow Historic Home
Image: Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders
Large concrete retaining walls surround the yard but what sets this yard apart from other gardens is the terraced feature and the living wall with growing moss, climbing plants and ferns on it.
Image: Huettl Landscape Architecture
The flat area is perfect for kids to play. The retaining walls of stones with waterfalls give a creative touch to the yard.
SF Retro Modern
Image: The Garden Route Company
A steep hillside was treated bold and textural free form plantings. Wooden steps and retaining walls give it a soft contemporary look.
Image: Avalon Northwest Landscape, LLC
Concave plates were used for this so that the soil pressure from behind could push it more firmly into the boulders. It is held in place with buried steel.
Image: Nick Noyes Architecture
An above pool and patio is located below the retaining walls. Isn’t this a great way to landscape a sloping yard?
Napa Vineyard House
Image: Secret Gardens
Secret Gardens will never fail to impress us. This garden is beautifully done with retaining walls, stairs and a variety of plants.
Now, you will certainly agree with us that there are indeed different ways to make a retaining wall. It just depends on how creative you are or your landscaper is. You can also use different materials for it because a retaining wall doesn’t just work for its function but it can also be an added decoration to your garden. You can also add some dramatic lighting to your landscape to let it pop even during the night.
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