Improve Your Landscape with a Retaining Wall

Improve Your Landscape with a Retaining Wall carroll landscaping

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a retaining wall.

There are a number of elements you can add to your property to improve its functionality and appearance. One landscaping improvement you may consider is adding a retaining wall, especially if your home sits on uneven terrain. A retaining wall is a structure made of solid materials, such as concrete blocks, rocks, or stones, to help retain the soil in the sloped area. Incorporating a retaining wall can make your landscape more functional by expanding usable living space and adding curb appeal to your property. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a retaining wall.

Retaining Walls Prevent Soil Erosion

Retaining walls keep the soil in place, preventing soil erosion. Soil erosion damages your property over time by reducing the stability of the ground that supports your house. The solid wall is a barrier preventing the soil from sliding away from your property. Additionally, retaining walls also prevent flooding. Properties located in steep areas can gather floodwater, resulting in runoff that could harm your foundation. With a retaining wall, you will ensure that flood water will not be able to reach your plants and property.

Retaining Walls Prevent Runoff

Sloped properties commonly experience rapid soil erosion, especially in climates that get frequent rain. However, nearby bodies of water add extra complications. If your property is on the water, you will definitely want to install a retaining wall to help prevent any chemicals from lawn care treatments like fertilization from running off into the water. A short retaining wall at the property’s edge will flatten out your yard and prevent the chemicals from draining straight towards a body of water.

Retaining Walls Expand Your Yard Space

Retaining walls can make your yard a more enjoyable place to visit and live in. Many homeowners use the retaining walls as a privacy feature to roam their yards in peace without worrying about visibility from the road. Shorter retaining walls can create natural seating. They are commonly installed around more social areas of the property—such as a patio or around a fire pit.

Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping

Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.

We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.

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