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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

Constructing A New Retaining Wall On Your Property

Over the years, there are numerous upgrades and enhancements that you may need to make to your landscaping. While many of these upgrades may be purely cosmetic, others may provide practical functional benefits as well. Retaining walls can be a good example of this type of upgrade, as they can be essential for addressing a variety of issues.

Assumption: Concrete Is The Only Suitable Option For Retaining Wall Construction

It is fairly common for retaining walls to utilize concrete in their construction. In addition to being an extremely strong and durable material, concrete can also have a relatively short construction time due to the fact that it may be poured into a mold.

However, this is not the only material choice that you can choose for your property's retaining wall. For those that are wanting a more aesthetic option, it is possible to build these walls out of natural stone. This can provide a durable retaining wall while also being more aesthetically pleasing.

Assumption: A Retaining Wall Can Completely Stop Erosion On Its Own

Erosion control efforts are among the most common reason for retaining walls to be constructed. By erecting one of these walls at the base of a hill or slope on the property, it may be possible to greatly reduce the risk of this area collapsing due to rapid erosion.

However, a retaining wall may only be one of the upgrades that are needed to stabilize the soil on your property. Another upgrade that is often needed to control erosion can be runoff management systems and even lime treatments for the soil. Having a full soil analysis completed can give you a better idea as to the way that a retaining wall will be able to benefit the property and the other upgrades that may be necessary.

Assumption: Retaining Walls Construction Is Extremely Damaging To The Surrounding Landscaping

Concerns about the amount of damage that could occur to the surrounding landscaping during the construction of the retaining wall can be a concern that many individuals will have when they are first assessing this option.

In reality, retaining wall construction contractors will strive to limit the area that is impacted by the construction work this will require. In most cases, the need to dig a foundation for the retaining wall can be one of the major landscaping preparation steps that will be needed. However, the relatively narrow base of a retaining wall can limit the area that is impacted by this work.

For more information, reach out to a retaining wall installation service such as Sculptured Earth.