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Reasons You May Need a Retaining Wall

Retaining walls are a necessary feature in some landscapes, and in others they can be a nice addition that separates and divides the landscape into neat sections. A lot of the time it’s pretty obvious whether you need a retaining wall or not, but in other cases it can be a little bit more confusing if a retaining wall is the right choice. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the situations where it might be a good idea to think about installing a retaining wall in your yard.

landscaping services dunlap ilSoil Erosion

This is one of the most common, and obvious, reasons that people choose to install retaining walls. When soil begins to erode on a hillside, you have few choices but to install a retaining wall to control the erosion and keep your home’s foundation from being affected as well. In this case, retaining walls act as a safety net for your home and your property. They are an extremely important part of the landscape, and you should only have qualified professionals install these. However, keep in mind that depending on the type of material that is chosen for the retaining wall, it will need replaced eventually.

Separating the Landscape

If you have a large hill in your backyard, you be wondering how you can have a usable area for landscaping and entertaining. One of the ways you can accomplish this is through installing a retaining wall or two. These retaining walls will not only hold back excess rain water from landscaping and your lawn, but they provide a flat area to plant and entertain on. When retaining walls are installed like this, they resemble “steps” in the yard. On one step, there could be a patio and on the next step landscaping.

retaining walls hardscapingLandscape Extras

Some people also install a retaining wall in their landscape to provide extra seating. Retaining walls are a great way to provide seating while also giving the landscape an interesting feature. Plus, retaining walls can be a good way to keep extra rainwater away from landscaping and away from your lawn. A retaining wall is a good “extra” for your landscape even if you don’t have soil erosion or a hill in your yard. Retaining walls can work in most every landscape. Plus, if you want to have your yard really stand out, you can choose natural stone for the material which will give your retaining wall a unique look.

Heartwoods Landscaping Provides Retaining Wall Installation

If you’re looking for retaining wall installation, Heartwoods Landscape is happy to work with you to design and install the retaining wall of your choice in your landscape. Contact us for more information on the process and to get started planning today.

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