Retaining walls can functional, aesthetic, or even a combination of the two. The structures are typically designed to make a sloping property appear more aligned. Emerald Coast Landscaping can help give your landscape a more evened out appearance. Serving Orange Beach, AL, the company offers a variety of residential and commercial landscaping services.

Orange Beach, CA retaining wallNo matter the reason for installing a retaining wall, one of the most important details is the material used to craft the wall. It should be sturdy, but there are other factors that go into choosing a material for your home’s new retaining wall:

  • Concrete: Extremely strong yet quite lightweight, concrete is a popular choice for both functional and decorative purposes. It’s a lower-budget material, and the blocks are available in different sizes to create just the right type of wall for your property.
  • Stone: A more upscale option, stone is an elegant, chic, and modern material for a retaining wall. Their appeal is primarily in their unique design; no two natural stones are alike, so you could potentially design a wall using different sized stones to create a slightly undone yet highly contemporary look. Another alternative is man-made stone, a cost-effective solution that offers a look similar to genuine stone.
  • Wood: Wood is a foolproof option that adds a simple, rustic look to your outdoor space. It can be painted to boost your home’s curb appeal or match your home’s color scheme, or left as is for a more understated look. Wood used to build retaining walls is typically treated to prevent it from rotting or being damaged by termites or other pests.

The contractors at Emerald Coast Landscaping can help you design the perfect outdoor wall for your yard. Whether it’s to level it out or give the yard a refreshed look, your retaining wall may be one of the most valuable investments you make in your outdoor space. Consult with the lawn maintenance and residential landscaping experts today. For more information, visit the website, or call (251) 269-8128.