Seasonal Landscape can help you find the perfect retaining wall options for your space.

The idea of building your own DIY retaining wall may get you excited at first. But consider yourself warned because there is more than putting slabs down around those hilly areas in your yard. With DIY, you need to research, decide a reasonable budget, choose materials, design, and then starts the physical labor. When you go with Seasonal Landscape, you can avoid almost all of these tasks and end up with beautifully unique retaining wall.

 

Practical vs. Pretty – You Can Have Both!

 

Your retaining wall can serve your yard as more than containment. They can truly bring a pop to your yard with design and color in the materials you choose. With raw concrete, naturally piled stones, or wood paneled boxes; a modern edge in materials can enhance the natural beauty of your outdoor space. As with any hardscaping in your yard, customization is key to a happy lawn. These structures can be simple or eye-catching works of landscaping art; it’s up to you.

 

What Material Is Best?

 

Hardscaping is an investment just like anything else in your home. It is understandable that you want something cost-effective that will be strong and last long. No matter what materials you use, we can make your retaining wall sturdy, trustworthy, and attractive. It is always nice to walk outside your home and be pleased with your outdoor living space. No detail is too insignificant when it comes to creating your own heaven on earth when you step out of your door. Here is a breakdown of each category, and which ones are best per category:

 

Our Grading System For Retaining Wall Materials

 

A+ includes a long lasting, very strong durability & capacity of the wall, and an inexpensive cost that includes material, labor and installation.

 

Longevity

  1. Boulder: B
  2. Concrete Block: A-
  3. Natural Cut Stone: A
  4. Timber: C-
  5. Concrete: A
  6. Gabion & Corten Steel: B+

 

Strength

  1. Boulder: B
  2. Concrete Block: A-
  3. Natural Cut Stone: A
  4. Timber: C+
  5. Concrete: A
  6. Gabion & Corten Steel: B+

 

Cost

  1. Boulder: B+
  2. Concrete Block: B
  3. Natural Cut Stone: C+
  4. Timber: A
  5. Concrete: C
  6. Gabion & Corten Steel: B-

 

If you are more confused than before on what you should do with your yard and a retaining wall, don’t you fret! Seasonal Landscape is here to help. We even have 3D design equipment for you to see what different materials and designs can look like when applied to your space. Give us a call today!