If you are planning on adding value to your garden, or giving your garden an entirely new look through landscape design, an element that you should definitely consider is a retaining wall. They may not be the first thing you think of when you think of garden design, but they certainly have a lot to offer.
Here are the top 4 benefits of retaining walls on your Auckland property.
Prevent Landscape Issues
One of the biggest practical advantages of retaining walls is preventing landscape issues such as erosion and flooding. Through careful design, retaining walls can be used as part of a drainage system that directs the flow of water away from your home, thus preventing flood damage. By reducing steep inclines, you also reduce erosion, which allows you to maintain healthy soil in which plants have a better chance of thriving.
Increase Your Usable Outdoor Space
If your outdoor space consists of one steep slope, you are not likely to use it very much and it does not offer you many outdoor opportunities except for perhaps a waterslide. Retaining walls allow you to create flatter levelled sections of your property where you can plant gardens, have seating areas, allow the kids to play games, etc. Having levelled ground means that you’ll most likely use your outdoor space a lot more!
A retaining wall can end up being a key design feature in your garden and really bring your garden design together. You can choose between many different materials and retaining walls can actually be quite beautiful and aesthetically appealing.
Add Value To Your Home
As we have already mentioned, adding a retaining wall (or multiple retaining walls) to your property makes your outdoor space more practical, protects your home against flooding, reduces the chance of soil erosion, and adds aesthetic appeal. All of these things will increase the resale value of your home.
Are you looking to get retaining walls built in Auckland? At The Auckland Landscape Company, we offer a wide variety of landscaping services, including the construction of stone, brick and timber retaining walls. If you have any questions about these services, please feel free to get in touch with us today