Creating A Gorgeous Garden

Creating A Gorgeous Garden

Three Ways To Update The Look Of Your Boring Retaining Wall

by Tiffany Gonzales

Retaining walls are sometimes very necessary in a yard, but are not always as visually appealing as they could be. If you have a retaining wall that sticks out like an eyesore in your yard, consider updating the look of it to make it more visually appealing. Here are a few options to consider when trying to give your retaining wall more curb appeal.

Consider Adding a Stone Face to the Wall

If you want to give the wall an elegant look, consider adding stone to it. There are flat stones that are designed for use against walls. The stones are available in many different shapes, sizes, and colors so you need to take the time to consider the look that you want to create. Each stone will need to be placed by hand to ensure that they are placed perfectly so that the wall is covered entirely. You want to be sure that the mortar that is used between the stones pairs well with their color so that you can have a seamless look when everything is said and done.

Consider Adding a Brick Facade to the Wall

Brick facades are bricks that are designed to create the look of brick without actually having to add brick to the wall. The bricks are roughly half the thickness of a normal brick and are designed to attach to the wall with mortar. They are attached in a way to make them look like stacked bricks were used to create the wall. Bricks alone would not be strong enough to hold the soil in place though. A retaining wall is necessary. The bricks will also be available in a variety of shades so be sure to choose a shade that will match nicely with the color of your home.

Consider Stenciling the Wall

Finally, if you want to add an artistic element to your yard, consider having a mural stencil or painted onto the wall. You can choose any design you like, but be sure to choose something that will be accepted by your neighborhood. Anything that is too risqué could get you into trouble with your neighborhood HOA.

It is often best to hire professionals to handle the update to your retaining wall to ensure that it is done properly. You want to be sure that none of the stones or bricks fall off of the wall unexpectedly or that the paint has a finished look when it is done. Depending on the size of your retaining wall, the update should be able to be done within a day or two so you can start enjoying the new look as soon as possible.  

For more information, talk to a professional like New Horizon Landscapes & Design.


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Creating A Gorgeous Garden

I have always been someone who absolutely adores being outside, which is probably one of the reasons I decided to buy a home with a large lot. However, as soon as I moved in, I realized that yard work was a lot more challenging than I had anticipated, which is why I called in a team of professional landscapers. They were amazing to work with and got right to it, and within a few days, the yard was looking amazing. I wanted to create a blog all about creating beautiful outdoors spaces so that other people can help to beautify the world.