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How Retaining Walls Will Enhance Your Yard

Although the spring season in Pittsburgh is off to a slow start, it is time to start thinking about ways to freshen up the landscaping around your home in preparation for the warmer days ahead. When it comes to retaining walls, there are a variety of options to help you create an enjoyable space that can be used for entertaining guests or showcasing your garden.

From patio seating to framing in your plants, this type of wall can work to Retaining Wallcompliment the beauty of your landscape while adding value to your property.

Why should you consider adding a retaining wall to your yard?

Adding a retaining wall to your yard not only helps to tidy up your landscaping and add style to your home’s exterior, but it can also benefit your outdoor space by:

  • Providing additional outdoor seating– As summer approaches, so do cookouts and family gatherings. Having enough seating available during these events is crucial. Retaining wall block can be used to add seating to an existing patio or fire pit, adding style and functionality to your outdoor space.
  • Creating a functional backyard– As many Pittsburghers know, much of the Pennsylvania terrain is made up of hills. If your backyard is more of a hillside, tiered or single walls can be installed to help create a more useable backyard for your home.
  • Building a durable patio space– Retaining wall block can be built out into a patio, replacing wooden decks that can require costly maintenance and repair as they age.  With a stone patio, you won’t have to spend time refinishing or replacing rotten or broken pieces. This low maintenance option allows you to enhance your outdoor living space while leaving you with more time to enjoy it.
  • Protecting your yard from damage– A retaining wall can be added along the sides of your driveway to not only add a decorative look but to also protect your yard from the damage caused by vehicles, keeping your yard looking great. Walls can also be installed on an inclined or curved yard to help prevent erosion over time, enhancing the stability of your property.

Unique customization for your home’s landscape

When making changes to your home, having the option to customize is important. Whether you want to build a complete patio or a simple planter for your vegetable garden, there is a variety of retaining wall systems to match your style.

With various color and texture options to choose from and versatile uses for these types of walls, you have an opportunity to create a truly unique showpiece that will allow you to express your personal style and make a great impression.

Here at 20/20 Landscaping, you can rest assured that we use quality materials such as Versa-Lok, to ensure that you can enjoy the benefits of your retaining wall for years to come. Call us today to learn more about our retaining wall options.