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Five Reasons to Add a Retaining Wall to Your Yard

Retaining-Walls-Can-Level-Your-YardIt may be cold outside, but it is never too early to start thinking about spring, and specifically, the home improvement projects you want to tackle when the weather warms up. Now is the perfect time to take a good look at your yard and decide what things you like that can be enhanced and the areas that will take a bit more effort. One new thing that could make a great addition to your property is a retaining wall. A retaining wall offers benefits in several areas.


1. Erosion Control


If all or parts of your property are on a slope, erosion is something you need to worry about. Erosion is generally caused by people walking on the grass or due to running water. Because land can erode quickly, it is vital to do something to control it, and a retaining wall is a great option. If water is the culprit, a retaining wall can be terraced so the water is prevented from running quickly.


2. Flood Prevention


The water causing the erosion could also lead to a much bigger problem: flooding. This is especially true for homes located near a lake or river. If this describes your house, you have probably experienced a flooded yard or even basement after a big storm. This is another area in which a retaining wall can be very useful, as it will create a barrier between a possible flood and your home.


3. Improved Aesthetics


While a retaining wall is a practical device, it is much more than that. A retaining wall can be built in a number of different styles with a wide variety of materials. If you are looking for a way to enhance the look of your yard, a retaining wall is an excellent choice. Depending upon your choice of materials, the wall can complement the style of your home or create a new focal point with a unique design.


4. Added Value


When it comes to increasing your home’s value, putting in a retaining wall can be one of your best investments. Not only does it provide protection for your property, it also augments the landscape and adds to the curb appeal. Even if do not plan to sell your house in the near future, it is always a good idea to do things to raise its value.


5. Very Low Maintenance


If you are the type of person who does not have the time or energy to do a lot of home maintenance, a retaining wall is perfect. Once it is built, there is very little you have to do to maintain it. You may want to clean it from time to time, but that is pretty much all that will be required.


Spring is right around the corner, which means that it will not be long before you and your family are spending time outside again. A retaining wall can help you enjoy your yard even more, and Landscape Solutions & Design will design the perfect one for you. Whether to improve the look or function of your property or both, we will make sure you get exactly what you need.