According to Landscape Business, 40% of all Americans with yards work with landscaping services every year. If you’re interested in hiring a landscape architect to transform your property, it’s good to go into the project with an idea of some of the features you want. Retaining walls are one of the best ways to improve your yard and give it a better look and feel. Here are four ways professionals can implement retaining walls in landscaping projects.

1. Defining a Flower Bed

Attractive flowers are often among the biggest highlights of a property. Do you have flower beds throughout your yard that you want to emphasize as much as possible? High-quality landscape professionals can install retaining walls to define them more effectively and make your yard more interesting to look at.

2. Highlighting Trees

Have you hired a landscape architect to install multiple trees in your yard, but you want to do something a little different with them? Try installing retaining walls near them to emphasize them! Even better, you can hang vines and other items from your trees and the walls. This effect can produce a natural and old-fashioned style that will give your shrubbery a fascinating aesthetic.

3. Producing a Layered Look

Do you have a hilly yard that you want to emphasize with beautiful layers? Retaining walls can help by creating a unique and attractive look in your yard, one that produces a multi-layered style. You can emphasize hills, define them more effectively, and create steps, layered gardens, and other features that will add intrigue to your yard.

4. Minimizing Erosion

Erosion is one of the most frustrating problems for homeowners. It can wear away your yard and eliminate its beauty very quickly. Even worse, it can cause your soil to shift and even damage trees and other plants. Thankfully, retaining walls can protect sensitive areas and reduce erosion to keep your landscape strong and avoid wear and tear more effectively.

Using one or more retaining walls in your landscaping project can help you transform your yard and make it more visually appealing. Working with a landscape architect can make the whole landscaping process easier and ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact Clients First Landscape Solutions today to learn more about the features we can include in your project. Our team looks forward to working with you!