If there was one thing you wish you could change about your yard, what would it be? Is it a troublesome hillside that causes dirt and debris to run down every time it rains? These hillsides are not only ugly to look at, they can make the rest of your yard look ugly too. So, what do you do? You transform it into a thing of beauty by building a retaining wall.
The Benefits of Building a Retaining Wall
First, there are many practical benefits to building retaining walls helping protect your home or property from harm. Aside from all these logical reasons, retaining walls are also cool design elements. And by putting one in, that ugly hillside will transform into a thing of beauty that you actually enjoy looking at.
- Retaining walls prevent erosion and flooding, which can damage your yard, your home, and other structures on your property.
- Retaining walls can also eliminate unsightly sinkholes or other eyesores by keeping the soil in place.
- Your yard may require less maintenance because of less debris in the yard after it rains.
Retaining Walls Add Long-lasting Beauty to Your Backyard
Imagine walking out into your yard after it rains. The ground is damp and plants are glistening with droplets of water. Birds are foraging through your flowerbeds. You look down at your patio floor and there are very few rocks, twigs, leaves, or globs of tree roots needing to be picked up. Your gorgeous cobblestone hardscape is actually pretty clean! Why? Because of your new retaining wall.
Not only does a retaining wall protect the landscape of your yard, it adds a new element of beauty to it. Retaining walls can contribute much more to a backyard than just a functional purpose. You can incorporate flowerbeds into the wall for added color and texture. You can create a staircase to reach a lower level of your property, or even build multi-tiered walls for added interest to your yard.
Depending on your yard’s layout, you can incorporate retaining walls into your outdoor living space. One idea on how to do you do this? Build a fire pit with retaining wall blocks and create a patio around it. Or utilize part of your retaining wall for an outdoor kitchen as bench seating. Or you could create a raised garden with multi-level walls.
And the best part of it all is that your new retaining wall will be a beautiful, permanent structure that you and your family can enjoy for many years to come. When you invest in a retaining wall, you are making a long-term investment in the beauty and the value of your home.
Mutual Materials Can Help You
The team at Mutual Materials can help you turn that ugly hillside into a beautifully constructed retaining wall. We offer many different hardscape products to choose from. And we will work with you to find the right one for your home.
With over 115 years of experience, our company has helped many customers in the Pacific Northwest create the yards of their dreams. We are family-owned and have been a primary resource for architects, builders, landscapers, and homeowners for many years. We are the largest and most trusted hardscape and masonry provider in the Northwest. Give us a call at 1-888-688-8250 or contact us online to get started on your next hardscape project.