Retaining Wall Woes

Do you have a retaining wall that could use a little, well, dressing up? Retaining walls, while sometimes necessary to hold dirt in place, can be a little drab. Fortunately, there are ways to improve the appearance of the retaining wall without having to redo it entirely.


Give it a facelift! Attach sheets of stone veneer to the wall. It will help to soften the appearance and give it a bit more character than a standard block wall. There is something appealing about stone, and it creates a natural look that won’t distract from the rest of your landscaping—a beautiful way to class it up a bit.


Plants! Create a plant bed in front of the retaining wall and use plants to create a fresh, green border to take attention away from the drab concrete. Be sure to select plants that will thrive in your climate.


Build up the area inside of/behind the retaining wall. Depending on the size of the area, you may be able to plant a tree, some shrubs and/or other greenery.


For helping making your plans a reality—or helping to develop those plans—call Showcase Land Care, your Las Vegas landscaping specialists, today!

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