Look what a Retaining Wall can do for your Garden

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When we think of a retaining wall, we mostly think of it as something pretty unremarkable. But it turns out that they can do a lot for your garden. Read on for some ideas.

Create an outdoor room

A retaining wall can form the wall of an outdoor room that will keep you sheltered from the elements. This one has a TV and bar, but you could create a games room or a lounge area in the same way.

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Make a sunken patio

This inviting little patio used to be a crumbling mess before landscape designer Ryan Prange (fallingwaterslandscape.com) revamped it. He used a wooden screen and a creeping ficus to hide the broken wall, replanted and paved the floor, and built-in seating areas and a gas firepit.

Modernize a stairway

The entrance to this hill-side Oakland, CA house used to be lined with red brick. Now the charcoal concrete retaining walls completely modernize the entrance to the home.

 Use plants

This tall retaining wall has been planted with drought-resistant plants like lavender and kangaroo paws which add visual interest, but also prevent soil erosion. The plants form the perfect background for this outdoor lounge.