Looking for some inspiration for your garden? Retaining walls are a perfect solution – they can be used to flatten out sloping blocks, to create privacy screens or just to add a point of interest to your landscape. We have seen these walls used in a variety of different ways over the years, so if you’re looking for some ideas you’ve come to the right place!
- Tiered Flowerbeds Whether you’ve got a sloping block or not, these walls can be used to create tiered flowerbeds. Not only will the varying height levels add some interest to your landscape, if you do have a sloping block they can be used to flatten out an area at the top or bottom (usually for lawn).
- Lined Driveway When you have a sloped block of land, the orientation sometimes means that your driveway has to be cut into the ground. These walls can be used to line the driveway, holding back the soil on the higher side and protecting the lower side from wearing away.
- Private Oasis If privacy is a problem for your property, retaining walls could be just the solution you’re looking for. By stacking the baskets up on the affected side, they can block the prying eyes of your neighbours and provide you with a private oasis where you can do whatever you want.
- Vertical Gardens The great thing about these walls is that they can be used as vertical gardens. They’re perfect if you have a courtyard or small block of land without much room for flowerbeds. Soil filled containers sit within the stones, ensuring that vegetation can take root without obstruction.
- Landscape Features If you really want to add a point of interest to your landscape, you could consider using these walls in the construction of an outdoor fireplace or water feature. They are strong enough to support the fireplace and permeable enough for water to run through without issue.
As you can see, there are a number of ways that retaining walls made with gabion baskets can be used to beautify your garden – and you don’t need to have a sloping block in order to use them! We hope that you’ve found some inspiration on how to use these walls in your own landscaping – don’t be afraid to think outside the box and remember that your options are endless.Tweet