At Frontier Landscaping we receive many requests for Retaining Walls. This is one of the more frequently discussed additions with regards to a clients’ hardscaping, when deciding on their Landscape designs. This can be with a brand-new landscape or an addition to an existing landscape. Some of our clients live on more sloped areas and it is not unusual to want to create flat or level spots within the Outdoor areas to get more usage from the property. When deciding on a Landscape or improvement to the existing Landscape, at Frontier Landscaping we discuss the best way to increase the living spaces and or enhance by adding these features to the design.
A Few attributes of adding retaining walls
- Creates more useable Outdoor Spaces
- Rapid Installation
- Creates vertical, horizontal areas as well as adding curvature
- Concrete, wood, synthetics, brick, blocks, etc.
- Wide variety of colors, sizes and textures
- Provides support
One method of building Retaining Walls consists of modular concrete blocks that interlock with each other. They can be used to hold back a sloping face of soil to provide a solid, vertical front. Without adequate retention, slopes can cave, slump or slide. With construction of our Retaining Walls, higher and steeper walls can be constructed with the ability to retain the force of earth pressure created by the backfill soil, giving more flexibility to your design choices.
Retaining Walls can be installed in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and textures. They can incorporate straight or curved lines, steps, and corners. They are ideal for not only slope support, but also for widening areas that would otherwise be unusable due to the natural slope of the land. Retaining walls are often used for grade changes, and for other functional reasons such as widening driveways, walkways, or creating more space in a patio outdoor area. More usable area for your Landscapes and Outdoor Spaces.
Retaining Walls provide lateral support to vertical slopes of soil. They retain soil which would otherwise collapse into a more natural shape. The retained soil is referred to as backfill.
The warm weather is here, and if you are like many people, you are beginning to clean up here and there. You may even be looking to make improvements to your property involving landscape, including new walkways, patios, or walls. Hardscaping can make any yard or property look like a million bucks.
What is a hardscape?
The term is something that is not known by everyone, as hardscaping is its own category of landscaping. It usually consists of hard design elements such as stone, concrete, or brick. Some popular hardscape features include outdoor kitchens and living spaces, garden walls, paths and walkways, as well as the maintenance and repairs that come with maintaining these features.
How to give your home that Wow Factor…
Maybe you have been thinking about adding the perfect entertainment area, a stonewall for privacy, or beautiful walkways for your garden or something more. If we might suggest, you might focus on these elements…
Take a look at your Landscape… Below are a few questions to ask before making a hard decision on a Hardscape…
- How do you want it to function?
- Would you like a space to entertain?
- A Space to relax?
- A play space for the kids?
The beauty of answering these questions is that by doing so, you are that much closer to getting exactly what you want when you talk with one of our experts at Frontier Landscaping.
Now, Let’s talk materials…
Some materials you might have seen, maybe liked in someone else’s Landscape or you liked elements of it, but might want a different color, etc. Below are a few more questions to consider before going forward.
- What overall tone or atmosphere do you want these spaces to project?
- What kind of feeling do you want yourself and others to experience?
- What do you visualize the overall, finished Landscape to look like?
Again, this will bring you even closer to having exactly what you want.
Always Ask the Experts!
You can envision your new space for entertaining. You have found the perfect shady place for the kids. You have picked out the perfect hammock placement for naps on weekends…Now, you aren’t sure what to do next. Well, it’s time to ask the experts at Frontier. A Professional opinion is exactly what is needed to make your dreams into reality. By doing that, not only will the elements be in the final project, but it is likely that it will even come out better than you had imagined.
At Frontier Landscaping we understand how important hardscaping is to the overall look and feel of your landscape. When you need help deciding what landscaping work needs to be done, be sure to contact our expert team! Our Frontier Landscaping experts will walk you through our entire design process, and ensure that you will feel confident and clear that your project will be the best that it can be.
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Maybe you are yearning for your own backyard version of our very own breathtaking Multnomah Falls. While you may not be able to recreate one of the world’s natural wonders, you can certainly be inspired to do so. That way, every time you look at your own private waterfall, you will be reminded of that spectacular, breathtaking view.
There are many ways to create this personal water feature, but generally, a backyard waterfall consists of two or more pools or bodies of water at different heights. It is just one idea that you would want to discuss with our Frontier Landscape Professionals to see what works for your personal Landscape.
Natural or man-made rocks and boulders are often incorporated into home-based waterfalls. Also, with the guidance of our staff, you can design whatever course you want the waterfall to take… A direct drop (freefall), interweaving channels, or one that breaks into a series of small holding pools or stair steps.
Since the Summer Season is nearly here, now is the perfect time to contact Frontier Landscaping to schedule your appointment to create your garden oasis.
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