Your landscape says a lot about you as a homeowner and it does a lot to complement your home’s curb appeal. And while trimmed hedges, pruned trees and freshly cut grass will go a long way towards beautifying your property, there’s nothing that quite compares to a beautiful hardscape installation that perfectly complements everything.
More often than not, the go-to hardscaping installations to tie landscaping together are retaining walls in Kansas City, MO. Why? Because these versatile pieces of construction can serve both functional and aesthetic purposes on your property, and look beautiful in a wide range of forms. Take a look at some of the common ways retaining walls can be used to accent and personalize your landscape:
- Tiered separation: If the land between your property and your neighbor’s isn’t graded appropriately, there could be some major sloping issues taking place. Rather than excavating and re-grading land, retaining walls are a great way to create separation between two elevations by creating a tiered approach. Tiers add a sense of boundary to lot lines as well, and are more alluring than a fence in many cases.
- Inlet accents: If there’s a hill on your property, sometimes a retaining wall can be carved directly into the hill to create an accent that appears as part of the elevation change. These inlet accents can come in the form of planter beds, paved features and more, to stylize your property in any way you see fit.
- Mailbox and address: Street-facing retaining walls in Kansas City, MO are an ideal opportunity for mailbox and address installations. Build your mailbox directly into a brief retaining wall, as a way to add character to your property. Add address numbering and the pizza guy will never have trouble finding your home again! For many homeowners, this is akin to having their very own property sign, much like that of a fancy country club!
- Merging hardscapes: Sometimes it takes something a little extra to join hardscaping and landscaping together fluidly. If you have a patio that connects to a walking path, which connects to a fire put, for example, your landscape might look very flat. Adding a retaining wall brings dimension into the fold, as a way to correlate hardscapes with landscapes so that everything stands out accordingly.
- Erosion control: Ideally, your retaining wall is going to be used for erosion control! Over time these installations have become more focal in their features, but their function has been and will continue to be that of keeping earth in check, so that a beautiful landscape isn’t ruined by erosion or shifting earth.
If you’re surveying your property and there’s something missing, like a focal draw or something to tie everything together, you might consider a retaining wall. Consult with MSE Hardscapes LLC today to learn more about retaining walls and how they might play an integral role on your unique property.