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Retaining walls should be incorporated into the landscape.

The design and construction of a retaining wall is very important. They are created to hold back a significant amount of soil and rock for a variety of reasons. How effective your wall is will determine how long it lasts – a few years, or decades. Although the structure is integral to your yard, retaining walls should also be incorporated into the overall design of the landscape.

First, it is important to understand the purpose of the retaining wall. It can create a designated space for kids to play in, or establish a space to place a hot tub, or help with accessibility for those that struggle with walking on a decline.

Next, you want to know the style you are looking to create in your backyard so the retaining wall can be incorporated into the overall look. This will determine what material and colours to use.

The look of the stone used in a retaining wall can be key. Salisbury Landscaping uses primarily stack stone or boulder stone for retaining walls. Within those materials there are a variety of colours and sizes, from large rough boulders to interlocking flagstone.

I can’t think of a thing that we would do differently. There was a flow to the work an the progression was amazing to watch. The crew was great and we were pleased to see that they cleaned up at the end of each day (which made our neighbours very happy as well). Andreas was great to work with and made plant selections for our yard knowing that neither my husband nor I have “green thumbs”. As a result we are grateful to Andreas for walking us through our new yard and giving us advice on care and maintenance.


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We match the designer that will best suit the customer’s needs then the designers find the best design to fit your needs, wants, and budget. The landscape design process is the first stage of your landscaping and begins with the vision of your ideal yard. Salisbury’s landscape designers work closely with you to create a design for your space that enhances your lifestyle and adds value to your home.