Retaining walls are made of bricks, stones, vinyl, steel, and even timber. There are many ways to make them and they are very easy to build, and are presentable in gardens and patios as well. You can give them absolutely any kind of shape and size, and make them in any landscaping area of your choice. They are also quite inexpensive to build.
Retaining walls are built to retain soil/water from the desired location giving a neat and organized look. These walls can be made for gardening purposes and protection. There are many designs that people go for while building these walls for their backyards and gardens. Take a look at some ideas which you can choose from if you are planning to get one.
Tree Trunk Sidewalls
You can build stone-and-brick retaining walls to make tree trunk boxes. They look attractive in a circular manner around the tree trunks. They make the garden look systematic and organized when there are walls built only around the trunks. Along these trunk boxes, you can plant smaller flowering plants and make the walls look stylish and beautiful.
For these modular walls, you can use versatile materials, like garden stone or simply large bricks, which do not need to be polished or colored. They look rustic and add to the glow of the garden.
You can build these walls in a patio if you do not have a garden or if your balconies are smaller in size. Retaining walls for patios are usually built with timber or faux stones made from molded concrete. These materials are easy to build and remove whenever needed, and they also look elegant and stylish.
Garden stones and heavy stones are often not preferred for patios as there is a lot of grounding problem, and patios are already built-in landscapes so they may spoil their look.
Since wood goes best with outdoor decor, the best idea to build retaining walls is to make flower beds in the patios with these edges.
Other useful idea is to build them to prevent soil erosion and landslides. They were originally built for these purposes, but found new concepts of decorations and designing in garden interiors. Steep slopes with mountain rocks on the tops can be edged and prevented from falling to the roads and highways with the help of retaining walls.
With these ideas, you can definitely improve your backyards and gardens with the best of decors. Give your garden an elegant look with retaining walls as they not only look good but are also very useful.