Landscaping Walls for Your Gardens

Landscaping walls are common attributes in many landscape designs and there are a number of uses for them in your garden. Some landscaping walls can be tall for privacy, medium height that can double as benches, or short for flower beds. Landscaping walls for your gardens can be very functional or beautiful additions to your different garden areas.

Many of the tall landscaping walls are used for privacy or to define your property edge. The medium height walls can be used to separate sections of your yard and double as seating at the same time. The shorter garden walls are a delightful way to protect your flower beds. Landscaping walls will not only give us privacy, separate sections, or protection from the elements but also as a safeguard from erosion. The choice for construction materials give homeowners an array of options that will blend with their homes exterior decor.

Some of our landscape ideas will require retaining walls which are walls that will retain the soil in our gardens or hill sides and slopes. Some homes may be built on level ground but the ground surrounding it is sloped. Many homeowners will level off some sections of the slopes to provide play areas for children, barbecue areas for eating and entertaining and areas for flower gardens and vegetable gardens. Each of these areas will require retaining walls to hold back the soil in each of the areas.

These landscape retaining walls not only will be required to hold the earth's weight behind them and above them but to also allow drainage during a storm. Most homeowners want their retaining walls to fit in with their landscaping and to look good and the best way to acquire this is to hire a professional who knows how to build retaining walls. Retaining walls can also form the foundation of the fence on your property.

There are several types of garden landscaping walls, in many sizes and shapes that are just decorative or serve a dual purpose of also retaining soil. They are not only beautiful additions to your landscaping but will also add value to your property. Some of these walls can be wood landscaping walls, landscaping stone walls or can also be a landscape brick wall. Usually what you see in the countryside are rock or stone walls that delineate property lines.

Landscape walls can also be used to raise flower beds and edge gardens. Building a wall to beautify your gardens will also help retain moisture, mulch and the plants within the beds. Garden landscape walls can stand alone circling the base of trees, designate areas of a large garden, and enhance a patio area.

Retaining walls will offer the homeowner the option of building a flat surface for planting, for installing a deck or to increase living space. The grade of your slopes will need to be analyzed before you finalize any plans for a retaining wall. You may want to consult with a reputable landscaper to look over your plans. Brick, paving stones, stone, and wood can complement the exterior of your home. You want to choose the materials that will blend naturally with the exterior of your home for any landscaping walls.

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Published on February 23, 2010 at 03:52 AM | Comments (0)

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