Retaining Wall

A retaining wall is a structure that is meant to hold soil on one side and is free standing on the other.  Its purpose is to hold the soil back when there is an extreme change in elevation.  For that reason, they are very strong.  Wallace Lawncare and Landscaping can design a retaining wall that will improve upon the problem area that you have in your outdoor living space.

Where to Use a Retaining Wall

A retaining wall can be erected for many different types of reasons.  A few of them may be:

  • Uneven Ground
  • Hillside
  • Cut-and-Fill Hillside
  • Creating a Level Sports Lawn
  • Level Ground to Raise Living Space
  • To Elevate Planting Area to Improve Drainage
  • To Create a Planting Bed to Add Interest to a Flat Yard


There are several different types of material that a retaining wall can be comprised of.  The look and function that you are trying to achieve will help you to decide what material you should choose.  Some options to consider are:

  • Concrete
  • Wood
  • Veneer
  • Brick

Fun Ideas!

There are a variety of ideas that you can incorporate into your retaining wall design.  Not only is your wall functional, but it can also become a spectacular focal point in your backyard.  Here are a few ideas to consider adding:

  • Include a Water Feature
  • Integrate an Outdoor Fireplace
  • Install Landscape Lighting
  • Incorporate Built-In Bench Seating
  • Add Steps if You Plan to Access Areas Above the Wall