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Retaining Walls and Courtyards

Retaining walls stabilize a slope and protect planted areas from erosion, but they can be used to do much more.

Walls can create pathways, group plants and gardens, add depth and texture to completely change the shape and feel of an environment, even create outdoor "rooms." Your landscape architect can help you use walls to create aesthetic themes and spaces.

You can choose from many types of retaining walls, including poured concrete, conventional stacked blocks, and stackable decorative blocks that need no mortar.

Manufactured blocks and glass/concrete façade elements are now available in a growing array of colors and textures made to resemble just about anything, from wood to stacked slate.


The spectrum of architectural wall materials available is enormous. Natural stone remains a popular and stable retaining wall material, while redwood, pressure treated wood and used rail ties can add rustic charm to your dream landscape project.

Adding to that are a host of new technologies like stabilized-soil retaining walls that can even eliminate conventional walls. All of these have one thing in common; they add a compelling vertical palette to your landscape design.

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