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, years or decades. Although the structure is integral to your yard, retaining walls can be more than an eye sore, they should be incorporated into the overall design of the landscape.
These walls can be almost anything you would like curved or straight, tiered or one level these options can make the planning process overwhelming. Our landscape designers work with customers to incorporate the retaining wall into the overall design concept.
First, it is important to understand the purpose of the retaining wall. It can be to have a designated space for kids to play or a trampoline, maybe a space to place a hot tub or accessibility for those that struggle with walking on a decline.
Next you want to know the style you are looking to create in your back yard so the retaining wall can be incorporated into the overall look.
This will determine what material to use and what colors to showcase.
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 flag stone.