The importance of retaining walls in irrigation landscape design

Retaining walls are usually meant to retain soil that may erode, especially from running water. That’s why they are an important part of your irrigation landscape design. Retaining walls also are used to block off areas such as outdoor living spaces. The experts at Piedmont Landscape Management always use best landscaping design practices, which often include retaining walls.

The main reason to consider a wall is to ensure your soil doesn’t erode from rain. The main way you lose soil in your landscape is through erosion. Retaining walls are built to hold the soil without it eroding and can retain the area around your home, keeping it safe from structural damages. Running water can lead to erosion, which is why walls can be a vital part of your irrigation landscape design.

Some people don’t need a retaining wall for soil, but they love the way they look. Retaining walls can be designed for various uses as part of best landscaping design practices. They are used for elevated flower beds and for blocking off specific areas to create enclosed outdoor living spaces. A retaining wall can be used to create a privacy barricade that will make your lawn look fantastic.

Most retaining walls are made of brick, concrete or stone and can be created in a variety of styles, colors and materials. They can be very affordable and create a unique look for your landscape.

Whether you are considering retaining walls to stop soil erosion or just for looks, contact Piedmont Landscape Management today. From initial site visits and estimating to sourcing materials and complete project management, our team makes your vision a reality. We specialize in new landscape installations and complete renovations, including retaining walls, retention/detention ponds, irrigation construction, drainage solutions, outdoor kitchens and entertaining areas, hardscapes, landscape lighting and more.

For a free expert consultation, call us at 706-860-8260.