Should You Have a Retaining Wall Installed on Your Property?

Honeysuckle Nursery & Design Retaining Wall

A retaining wall on your property can provide a stunning aesthetic along with important functional benefits.

Landscaping and hardscaping your property are often done to make it more appealing, but many landscaping and hardscaping options are also done for a functional purpose. Retaining walls are always an important option to consider for most homeowners, as their functionality protects the house and the land from damage. Don’t let their functionality fool you, though—retaining walls look amazing on any property.

Prevent Soil Erosion

One of the most important functions of a retaining wall is to prevent soil erosion and provide flood support. Retaining walls hold the soil together, and can be especially useful for properties that don’t host a lot of shrubs and trees whose root systems normally hold the soil together. Soil erosion can damage the foundation of your property, as well as cause landslides and sinkholes. In addition, retaining walls allow for water drainage which prevents flooding damage and maintains a structurally sound landscape.

Manage Runoff

Retaining walls are built to manage runoff—they direct water away from the foundation of your home and send it safely to other areas of the property where it can be distributed. This feature doesn’t just benefit the homeowner, either. By controlling stormwater runoff, retaining walls also protect vulnerable wildlife and keep pollutants out of water systems. Ultimately, the benefits are widespread.

Turn a Hill into Usable Space

If your home sits on a property with a hill, retaining walls are practically a must. Hills are especially susceptible to problems like soil erosion and landslides, creating a lot of potential for significant home and property damage due to degradation. In order to keep the hill from eroding, retaining walls are put in place. Not only do these protect the property, but they create usable, flat areas that are excellent for adding gardens and shrubs. The plants further protect the soil, and they provide a beautiful aesthetic for your property.

Visual Interest

Aside from their extensive functionality and sometimes being a downright necessity, a retaining wall is an excellent way to add visual interest and value to your property. There are several different material options available to create the perfect look for your retaining walls so that they beautifully accent your property.


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 and hardscaping. 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 new trees. Please be sure to visit our gallery page for unique, creative designs and inspiration!

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