Retaining walls are important structures in landscape design but are also ideal as landscape features. Southern Landscapes design innovative retaining walls for all types of gardens and landscapes in Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula.
Earth and soil move around and sometimes need to be retained. But the beauty of retaining walls is also form. Although primarily functional, retaining walls are perfect "blank canvases" for creating garden or landscaping features.
Retaining Walls - Important and Great Looking
Retaining walls can be a great way to not only protect your home and building from earth falling incorrectly but can also help with erosion and water drainage. Retaining walls are also used to create levels and useful surfaces in your landscape. Sloping terrain can be transformed into accessible flat areas which can be landscaped and gardened as you wish. Providing stability and usability, exciting retaining wall ideas can become beautiful features in your garden. Our team at Southern Landscapes can use concrete, timber and wood, brick, stone and treated pine sleeper among many other materials in the construction of retaining walls.
Retaining Wall Ideas
There are a multitude of types, shapes, colours and textures of materials available for building a retaining wall. Each suitable material has its own benefits and advantages - concrete blocks for example are strong, flexible and very colour adaptable, stone is naturally beautiful and has subtle variations in colour, texture and shape, rocks can be used to great dramatic effect and timber can be utilised horizontally and add warmth visually to a retaining wall. In consultation with you, Southern Landscapes carefully choose the materials and design to blend in with the requirements and look you want to make sure your retaining wall is not only engineered properly but aesthetically compliments your landscape and surroundings with style.