The Benefits and Relevance of Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls Honeysuckle Nursery & Design

Retaining walls are a wise investment, and they’re beautiful

Retaining walls are relevant and beneficial for many reasons. For one, stone wall installation makes a residential and commercial property more appealing. Two, retaining walls helps control soil erosion. Stone walls take care of your need for curb appeal and a healthy landscape, simultaneously. Read on for in-depth details about why retaining walls are a wise investment. 

Stone Walls Provide Structure and Support

A retaining wall provides structure and support, keeping the soil on your landscape in place. Sloped landscapes benefit from this because stone walls act as a barrier that keeps the soil from sliding forward. Maryland is known for its inconsistent weather patterns. Occasional rain is excellent for plants and helps to keep your lawn hydrated. However, too much rain can cause a threat. It can lead to soil degradation. A retaining wall indeed is a resolution. 

Say “Goodbye” to Soil Erosion and Flooding

Wind and water are often culprits behind soil erosion. Trees and shrubs are an excellent solution to keep the soil in place. However, if your residential or commercial landscape does not have many trees or shrubs, a retaining wall is an alternative. We think that it’s a better alternative or useful in conjunction with trees and shrubs. Also, because stone walls reduce surface runoff by reducing sharper gradients (or slopes), water travels at a reduced speed. As a result, erosion is less likely to happen. Another effect of this is proper water drainage. When water drains efficiently, the chances of flooding decreases. 

Say “Hello” to Aesthetics and Functionality

Stone wall installation not only adds curb appeal to your property by itself, but it highlights other hardscaping and landscaping features. Retaining walls help add more functional space that you can use for gardening or show off your patio. Landscapes and hardscapes work as systems to create a cohesive, attractive, and functional outdoor living space. Our mission is to design upscale landscapes that will take your property to new heights. A retaining wall literally elevates your property, makes it more dynamic, and revitalizes your landscape. 

If you’re interested in learning more, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today! 


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 landscape. Please be sure to visit our gallery page for unique, creative designs and inspiration. 

Whether you live in Anne Arundel or Howard Counties, we can help you experience your dream space in Annapolis, Davidsonville, Millersville, Ellicott City, Clarksville, Columbia, and surrounding areas. We specialize in Landscape Design & Maintenance, Swimming Pools, Hardscape, and Natural Stone, Water Features, Outdoor Living Spaces, and more! Dream, Create, Experience with Honeysuckle Nursery & Design by calling 410-849-5119 or email us to schedule your free no-obligation estimate today. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, and YouTube!

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