When you hear about retaining walls, you would normally picture a high, plain wall (sometimes with graffiti) on the road or at the back of your home. Seem a bit and boring for a garden, if you should say. However, they too can make your garden pop and transform any backyard with stunning landscape designs.
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A gabion retaining wall is constructed out of a wire basket (the gabion) filled with stones. It is unexpectedly very fresh and stunning when natural look, innovation and practicality is concerned.
You can allow vegetation to grow up on the stones. Or you can also add ground lights angled upwards to create a wash of light over the wall or a glowing stonewall at night! It can be a great addition to any backyard and can be the highlight of your garden.
Plus, the Gabions are dry retaining walls with a well draining system. You do not have to worry about pressures of water building up behind the wall which can happen with other types of retaining walls. And one last thing, a gabion retaining wall is very durable and can withstand the harsh arid climate of Australia. So you can expect them to hang around for years.
Steel Sheet Piling
Want to add texture in your yard? Then the steel sheet piling retaining wall is for you. Over time, steel can add a very interesting look. As the patina is exposed on the elements, your retaining wall adds a splash of rust-brown to your golden wattle flower bed!
Without a doubt, steel sheet piling retaining wall is a sensational and bold landscape design.
Concrete retaining wall
If you are not the rust-ridden-garden-bed type, you can still get the look with a concrete retaining wall. It is simple, sleek and sophisticated as well.
You can even turn it into something more fabulous with some finishing touches – acid rain and, or a sealer to add a bit of drama and style. The result? A unique, modern and impressive landscape you can show off to friends and family.
Stacked concrete slabs or blocks
Modern stacked concrete blocks are fairly sophisticated retaining wall system notable for its strength as well as their fast and easy installation. They are designed to flex with ground movement and still remain strong.
These blocks come in a variety of colour, shapes, textures and decorative fronts. Making it possible for you to find one with an attractive finish to compliment your garden and take your yard to a whole new level.
Stacked stone walls
Stacked stone walls are the epitome of retaining wall sophistication and beauty. They can create nice borders as well as increase lawn or garden space. Most importantly, they can help retain soil in varied terrains. With stacked stone walls, you can transform your yard into any landscape design or style you desire.
Be it creating a sense of definition, space and privacy in a landscape to an art form front yard for every one to see, stacked stone walls can totally transform any outside living space.
And though stacked stones seem super expensive to build, they are surprisingly affordable. So if you are dreaming of a high-end, chic and classy garden or yard without denting your pocket, stacked stones can be a great option.
As you can see, there are more to retaining walls than just your standard soil retention tool. Make the most of your garden project with one of these out-of-the-box garden ideas today. Contact your local go-to retaining wall builders in Adelaide at 08 8387 8900 and ask for a free quote or visit retaining wall blocks for more details.