Retaining walls are an ideal way to create quality landscaping in a standard domestic garden. These structures can hold soil in order to form garden beds, to shape an area of yard which is sloping, or to create different levels in the garden to maximise the living space and to make the garden more interesting. If you are looking for ideas before installing retaining walls in your Sunshine Coast garden, iLandscape are here to offer you some ideas.
Choosing the right materials
These walls are traditionally made from individual blocks of stone which are held in place with mortar, but modern technology means that there are other choices that you can make. For example, you could choose to have concrete blocks instead of stone, as these are much lighter and easier to manipulate, or you could choose retaining wall sets which are designed to be placed together to support the load of the soil behind it.
Designing your retaining wall
There are plenty of things that you can do with your retaining wall, and iLandscape recommend that you look at different designs, including straight walls, curved walls, and patio sets. These are all features which you can easily landscape into your yard, and can completely transform the look of your garden.
If you have always dreamt of having your patio, but your garden has been too sloping to allow it, then retaining walls can be the ideal solution. Not only can you build upwards, to create a flat and level surface for your patio, but you can also dig into the ground, using the retaining wall to hold back soil from the sunken patio.
Another way that you can use retaining walls in your home is to create buffers between your view, and something that you want to see less of. You might want to use retaining walls around the edges of your front yard, building up the walls and then creating flowerbeds so that you have a lot of plant life between yourself and the road outside.
Use your imagination
When it comes to making use of retaining walls on your Sunshine Coast property, the only thing holding you back is your imagination. There are plenty of things that you can find to help you choose the perfect design when you come to iLandscape. Reach out to our home team by completing our enquiry form, or simply call us on 5493-5975 today.