For many properties, moving a bunch of earth is needed to transform parts of a property into a usable portion. For example, rather than a steep hill leading around the side of your Dayton, Glenelg, Eldersburg, Mt. Airy, West Friendship, Howard County, and the surrounding area home, you want to have steps leading down to a flat area where you have a fire pit and patio furniture. To make this space, you will need to move lots of earth and to keep it in place you need retaining walls. The steps can be incorporated into the retaining wall, and this provides you with the open space you want. Retaining walls can also help to provide flat areas for gardens, flowers, trees, and more. Our team at Absolute Landscape & Turf Services, Inc. can work with you and your property to develop designs for retaining walls to handle all of these scenarios.
Low Walls for Separation
You may have certain areas on your property where a low retaining wall is desired as it creates a nice separation between areas. For example, a low retaining wall is sometimes used as a boundary between a driveway and the lawn, as well as other corridors on the property such as a walkway to the front door. In other cases, your property may have a gradual slope, but you would prefer to have a level area. A low retaining wall of just a few courses are sufficient to provide for several level areas.
In some cases, several low retaining walls can be used to create a terrace effect. This may be desired for different flower gardens or other outdoor features. These low retaining walls can also help prevent erosion and can also help to direct the flow of water on your property with some appropriate planning with our team.
While there are times where a retaining wall is beneficial for a number of reasons, retaining walls can also be a decorative feature of the landscape. They can be used to create spaces where other features can be the focal point, such as a water fountain or a fireplace.
More Than Just a Wall
Rather than just be a wall, either useful in holding back the earth or merely decorative, your retaining wall can feature seating as well. This seating can be around a firepit or just outline a conversation area. And the materials used can vary from slate to stone to brick, providing a way to make the space reflect the local geology or to transform it to another location. At Absolute Landscape & Turf Services, Inc. we can help bring your vision into reality like we have done for countless customers in Dayton, Glenelg, Eldersburg, Mt. Airy, West Friendship, Howard County, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to begin your property transformation.