When planning out a design for your landscape, retaining walls are a great thing to use in many different areas and can be built in many different shapes and sizes as well as a wide array of materials. A retaining walls most basic feature is often used to divide a yard from a walkway or driveway. These types of retaining walls can be designed in a number of ways including a simple straight concrete stoop, or can be more decorative in the shape of a cascading stairway or brick wall.
Another reason for having retaining walls built may be to divide your garden into different sections and give it a more structured look. You can have an ascending array of different plots of plants, or can go with lower stone, brick, or wooden walls to make the sort of arrangement you’d like to have in your own space. There are many different materials to consider when having a retaining wall built.
There are the traditional wood walls which can include cedar or pine. You may prefer the look of stone or brick, available in a variety of sizes. Even boulders can be used to surround your yard, giving it a natural look. Mixing different materials is also a great way to give your yard a stand-out modern look.