Retaining walls are incredibly useful for holding back soil, but they can also be used to enhance your outdoor spaces and create visual interest on your property. There are many different methods and materials used to create these barriers, but natural stone is a material that creates a unique and stunning structure every time. Here are some tips for creating a beautiful and practical retaining wall with natural stone in Glen Arm.
Start With a Secure Foundation
When building any structure, starting with a stable and compact base is essential. This is especially true when you are erecting a tall, heavy stone wall. Make sure that you fill and compact your foundation appropriately before beginning construction on your wall. Lehnhoff’s Supply carries natural stone, and we also carry fill materials like dirt, sand, and gravel.
Select Natural Stone
There are a wide variety of natural stone products available for your retaining wall, and each one can give your property an exciting new look. You can use flagstone, landscaping boulders, and pebbles to create a custom retaining wall for your property. Choose colors and textures that fit your vision and design goals.
Keep Drainage Needs in Mind
You should always consider the grade of your landscape and plan drainage accordingly, and this is especially true when adding a natural stone retaining wall. If the ground next to your retaining wall slopes drastically, consider creating a drainage ditch to keep the base of your wall and the surrounding landscape from becoming waterlogged and unstable. Gravel is an excellent material for creating drainage.
Incorporate Plants Into Your Design
Once your wall is complete, consider adding some greenery to your structure. Encouraging moss and vining plants to grow on your wall can create the illusion that your retaining wall has been there for years. Planting flowers and shrubs in the soil held back by your wall can draw the eye upwards and add a focal point to your landscape.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you. Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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