Have you thought about retaining wall landscaping? This is probably new to many, but it gradually gain its popularity back recently.
Retaining wall landscape creates a breathtaking long sloping hill. It can be used to replace the conventional fence and enhances the look of your home front. However, municipal permit may be needed depending on the size of the retaining wall and zoning category. So, please don’t forget to check it out first.
Retaining wall landscape is not just one big sloppy hill. It can be formed in several levels and even with multiple steps. For an example, you can create tri-level retaining wall landscape with the top level designated for flowers and plants or vegetable gardening; the second level for outdoor living space or patio deck and the third level for a children playground with beautiful lawn.
Whereas if you are creating a staircase retaining wall, you can plant different kind of plants and flowers at each level with wide selection of colors to accentuate your home. And if you are deciding on a straight forward one piece of sloping hill, you can landscape it with colorful flowering plants to create a signature of your personalized identity. There are limitless possibilities.
Retaining wall landscape is the best solution for an uneven ground generally. Just like working with the nature instead of against it. Bricks and clay hard blocks are the preferred and proven durable building materials that last in the construction of the retaining wall landscape. They do not crack in the extreme weather condition and easy to replace if chipped or stained.
So, why brick is the favorite material? Well, let’s talk about the structure of a bricks and blocks. Brick pavers can be customized due to its flexible in the designing factor. It can be manipulated to form a different shapes and sizes before it is hardened. The texture is pores and it allows you to paint any colors to match your retaining wall. It is very low maintenance and lastly, the natural rich color of terra-cotta and clay will add a splendor character to your landscape.
The other option is the concrete retaining wall landscape. This material can be textured and designed in different styles and colors as well. With the latest technology, you will be astonished with the finishing outlook of a concrete wall. Always seek for a professional opinion to see which the best solution for you is.
Latest choice of retaining wall landscape available on the market is the precast material for an easy and simple installation. Labor requirement is bare minimum. You can have the manufacturing company to deliver and install it which is in my opinion far better cost effective compared to attempting a do-it-yourself.
From my previous article, I have discussed the importance of landscape lighting to enrich and bring live to the finishing touch. Not only that, retaining wall landscape lighting provide safety features as well enabling everybody to see the edges and avoiding risk of tripping on any uneven surface.
Placement of lighting by the sections. Too much will flush out the landscape and too little will make it dull. So, check out my tips here to create a heavenly landscape foliage.