Your garden should be a beautiful place where your family can relax and enjoy their natural surroundings. Good soil, plants, and grass look great, but it takes more to create the perfect garden. Get the most out of your outdoor space with a retaining wall.
What is a Retaining Wall?
Many properties use retaining walls to help modify the landscape and add visual appeal. The basic function of this structure is to hold back water and earth. They typically include a wall with a drainage system that helps reduce erosion. Some retaining walls are simple and short while others may form a network across a larger space.
Many homeowners in Australia buy retaining wall blocks over wood and other materials. That’s because they are durable, long-lasting, and come in a huge selection of sizes, shapes, and colours.
The Benefits of Building a Block Retaining Wall
So why should you invest the time and funds into building a block retaining wall in your garden?
Allows for More Landscaping Options Around Your Home
Retaining walls open up many possibilities when it comes to landscaping around your home. Add one to “lift” your plants and ground cover or create multiple for a tiered look that gives your green space more depth. You can even buy retaining wall blocks in different styles to match your theme or home décor preferences.
Prevents Flooding and Erosion in Your Garden
Retaining walls allow you to control the flow of water and movement of earth in your garden. By doing this, the walls can effectively reduce or prevent erosion that could cause damage to plants and leave your outdoor area looking unkempt.
Helps Prevent Damage to Structures on Your Property
Retaining walls serve as a protective barrier for your home and other structures on your property. If land is shifting towards a structure, a wall can be built to contain it and stop movement. Walls can be helpful in areas with a lot of downward slopes and steep hills. When properly constructed, they can protect your home and surrounding buildings from damage due to shifting and flooding.
Reduce Garden Care & Maintenance
Block retaining walls require very little maintenance. By adding mulch or other ground cover, you can reduce the amount of care your garden needs. The wall looks good and makes it so much easier to maintain a beautiful green space!
Can Prevent Sinkholes
By preventing water and soil from moving around your property, a block retaining wall can also stop sinkholes from forming. A sinkhole is a cavity that appears in the ground due to erosion. A retaining wall can prevent water from pooling to reduce the risk of sinkholes.
Buy Retaining Wall Blocks at ABC Brick Sales
Find high quality retaining wall block at low prices by contacting ABC Brick Sales or our mates at Bricks, Blocks and Pavers Online! Visit our new Arundel showroom which contains four football fields’ of space packed with landscape and building materials. Stop by to learn more about how to buy retaining wall blocks that match your garden!