Does your yard look a little worse for wear at the end of this hot, humid, and rainy summer? If so, it might be time to invest in a retaining wall for your yard. Retaining walls are an effective way to add curb appeal to your home and protect the investment that you’ve made in your landscaping.
They Provide a Firm Foundation
The biggest reason why homeowners investing a retaining wall is to add more structure to their yard. By constructing a durable and strong retaining wall, your yard will have a little bit more structure and also suffer from less erosion. All of our retaining walls are partially buried so that they will last a long time and provide a very strong foundation for anything that you would like to plant in them or put on top of them.
Reduce Your Flood Risk
Living in Maryland means living with flooding in your yard and flooding in your basement. Retaining walls are a great way to prevent floodwaters from getting into your home. A durable and strong retaining wall will prevent excess water from trickling in your home or ruining your landscaping with the erosion. A retaining wall will also help to protect your home in the event of a major weather event like a hurricane or a flood.
Stop Erosion in Its Tracks
Erosion is an enemy of many Maryland homeowners. Yards with sloped areas or hills often have trouble with erosion because of water runoff from rainstorms. Even a single summer storm can cause a great deal of your landscaping to slide right down the hill. More concerning, this erosion typically takes the nutrient-rich layer of topsoil right along with it, taking food for your plans and your plants at the same time. Retaining walls help to slow the speed of runoff on the slopes in your yard, which will reduce erosion.
Lower Your Maintenance Requirements
One of the best things about retaining walls is that the reduce the amount of maintenance that your yard will need. Slopes without retaining walls often require a good deal of maintenance because you will need to constantly add soil and adjust the grading of your yard. A retaining wall will keep plants and soil in place throughout the year.
Hardscaping and Landscaping from Honeysuckle Nursery and Design
At Honeysuckle Nursery and Design, you will get construction and maintenance crews on site who have a minimum of 10 years of experience in all types of landscaping. Our designers will work closely with you to understand how you want to use your space so that we can make the most of your entire site. We are committed to providing complete customer satisfaction and will work with you along every step of the way to be sure that you are happy with your landscape design.
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