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3 Ways a Retaining Wall Can Improve Your Outdoor Living Space

Most people can appreciate the aesthetic value of a retaining wall to add texture, colour and design to a landscaping project, but rock construction can provide some very important functional value as well.

Here are just a few reasons to consider a retaining wall for your yard:

Land Protection

If your land is sloped or you are worried about erosion, a retaining wall can be a great solution.  They help to retain soil and keep your property intact from future deterioration.  As a homeowner, it’s a good idea to hire a local landscape contractor who understands your soil and wind conditions, and can make knowledgeable suggestions for your home.

Create Tiered Planting Areas

Rock walls can create elevated planting or living spaces that make your yard more useable while adding visual appeal at the same time.  Make use of areas that are not level or flat to create focal points, living space and even extra seating for guests as well.

Improved Drainage

Retaining walls are a smart choice to manage drainage in your gardens.   When designed properly, they can slow the disbursement of rain water and help to retain moisture for your plantings, while still allowing excess water to seep out without issue.

Do I need a professional landscaper?

A retaining wall is a great way to invest in your home by adding value and character, but it’s a big job that requires skill and knowledge to build safely and effectively.  Chances are, you’ll save time, money and a whole lot of hassle by hiring a pro.  We are experienced with the design and architectural requirements needed to complete the job to your satisfaction, and can make sure that there are never any costly and frustrating issues with buckling, cracking or crumbling bricks.

At Okanagan Yard Works, we use superior products like Alan Block and Basalite Block to ensure an end result that is as strong as it is beautiful.  From planning to design, and right through to installation, we’re here for you every step of the way.  Call us today for a free consultation to see how we can help to beautify your property and improve its functionality as well!

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