Retaining walls are highly effective in enhancing the curb appeal and value of a landscape. They offer many worthy benefits and are useful in protecting the integrity of a garden. Since excessive rainfall can wash away all the fragile seeds and top soil, maintaining a yard remains no more an easy task. To make your garden blossom all around the year despite of the weather mess, one should opt for installing retaining walls.
Some advantages that can be enjoyed by adding retaining walls are:
- Soil Erosion: In almost all cases, heavy rainfalls, hailstorms, high tides, and snowfall contribute in soil erosion. This means that the topmost layer of soil gets washed away that leads to the loss of essential minerals and nutrients. Due to this erosion, plant roots become more exposed to the outer atmosphere that compels them to wilt and die off. By installing a retaining wall, the chances of nutrient and top soil wash away are prevented.
- Aesthetics: Along with offering functional benefits, retaining walls are responsible for improving the beauty of a yard. They play an outstanding role in improving its curb appeal and resale value. Moreover, the retaining walls installed in a garden with flowers and climbers trailing down can greatly impress the buyers and passersby to stop and stare at the yards’ beauty.
- Dividers: By placing a retaining wall, one can conveniently divide a constructed property from a garden. This can be advantageous if your yard is situated close to your neighbor’s. Moreover, these walls offer security and safety to a garden from natural wildlife, such as skunks and raccoons.
- Raised Flowerbeds: Most of the homeowners think that retaining walls are flat structures that are constructed to border an area, but it isn’t so. These walls come in variety of designs and styles like curved or wavy, and are constructed using strong and sturdy materials. They are well suited to construct raised flowerbeds that doesn’t get washed away easily.
Retaining walls are beautiful and functional installations that are responsible for increasing the value property. If you are considering for installing them in your yard, seek help of our professionals at Harris Excavation. We employ proper tools and techniques to install a strong retaining wall.