A retaining wall is a large part of planning your backyard oasis, and not many people think about the design of them until it’s already in and they are looking at it after and are unhappy with that one part. Plan ahead and make sure you are happy with the end result. We have put together a few ideas to help you design something you will enjoy for many years.
When it comes to the overall look and feel of your backyard oasis the design step is one of the most important – and probably takes the longest. When deciding what to think about and look for when you start to design your wall consider this:
- What is the best wall type for your needs?
- What type of material should you use?
- Think of how the wall will look and fit in with the rest of your design or existing landscape
- Think about hiding your wall behind other plants or screens
- Think about how to use the wall to maximize your outdoor area
How to turn your Retaining wall into something beautiful
Many of you may think that all the retaining walls you have seen aren’t very attractive, don’t worry we have some great ways to help you make your retaining wall a piece of art that fits perfectly into your dream landscape.
Here’s some food for thought that will help you to design a beautiful retaining wall:
- What do you like/dislike about retaining walls?
- How much do you want to spend on one?
There are many benefits of adding a retaining wall to your property, they add a focal point to your garden and they add equity too. There are many ways to make your retaining wall a piece of art, literally. Paint a mural onto it, use outdoor tiles or incorporate your plants into it with some climbing Clematis Montana or Clematis Armandii.
However you decide to build your backyard oasis be sure to think through everything and consider the benefits of adding a retaining wall. For more great ideas and ways to spruce up your property contact Grey Bruce Patio Enclosures via our website or call us at 519-376-9241.