Front yard landscaping can be challenging. Besides planting a few flowers and trimming a few bushes, what is there to do? Retaining wall blocks can be a great way to break up your space or to inject some much needed visual interest into your landscape. Not only do retaining walls serve an aesthetic purpose, but they serve a functional one as well. From holding flowers to preventing soil erosion, this outdoor feature can do it all! Keep reading to discover 7 wall design ideas for your front yard.
Gardening is a huge part of front yard landscaping. Why not dress up the garden a little by building concrete planter boxes? Creating a retaining wall not only serves the purpose of holding your flowers and plants, but it also adds an eye-catching element to the space. Get creative with your stone bricks by selecting a standout retaining wall, or keep it simple with muted colors and sleek textures.
When we think of retaining walls, we usually think of stacked stone bricks. However, did you know that you can enjoy the warmth of natural looking wood, while benefiting from the durability of concrete stones? Introducing our Borealis retaining wall! If your home has more of a rustic feel, match it with a wood lookalike wall design in your front yard.
Looking to recreate the look of natural stone with the added benefit of long-term durability? Select a natural stone lookalike brick with different tones and interesting textures. There are many retaining wall blocks on the market that offer the appearance of stacked stone without compromising on durability.
Retaining walls don’t have to be boring. Use this element of your front yard as an opportunity to express your unique style! Select an all black wall design, or a highly textured one! Make this element of your landscape a centerpiece that will catch all of your guests’ attention.
Multi-tiered retaining walls are great for those of us who have elevation on our properties. They allow us to level the space and to landscape it properly. Not only do they add an element of visual interest and complement the house, they also allow for more planting space and add depth to a property. Layer your landscape the right way by creating a multi-tiered retaining wall!
Nothing completes a space quite like landscape lighting. Did you know that you can actually add lighting to your retaining wall blocks? Not only are they visually appealing, but they are also practical, as they ensure extra outside visibility for your guests to walk to and from your home safely at night. For extra appeal, add some lighting to your garden for a magical garden feel.
Nothing makes a bigger statement than a water fountain in your front yard. Greet your guests with this impressive feature and the calming sound of a trickling water fountain. When selecting this front yard addition, you have two options. You can either purchase a pre-assembled water fountain, or build a custom one. The benefit of building a fountain is that you get to be creative. Select the color, texture and scale of a retaining wall that really expresses your unique style. Either way, this front yard addition will certainly turn heads!
See! Retaining walls aren’t a one-size-fits-all addition to your outdoor space. Not only do they allow you to express your creativity, but they allow you to organize your front yard in an efficient way.
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