7 Creative Uses For a Retaining Wall

If you’re building a retaining wall for your home, there are several colors and design choices available. Depending on the size and function of the wall, you can customize the retaining wall to showcase seasonal flowers, add curb appeal or coordinate with the exterior of your home. Here are seven ideas to consider.


Entwined Brick is a great choice because you can combine earth tones to match with your landscape. If your backyard or garden area includes tile, the grays and browns in the bricks can coordinate nicely with this area as well.

You can use the top of the retaining wall to grow flowers and small plants as well. The color of the flowers contrasts nicely with the brick or stone of the wall.

Overlapping stones or bricks are also a great choice for a retaining wall. You can choose stones that are all one color to showcase the texture of the wall.

Adding planter boxes to your retaining wall is a lovely way to showcase various types of plants. You can even plant fresh herbs to use for cooking and make the yard fragrant.

Using interlocking blocks for your retaining wall is another great way to display the texture of the wall. Choosing a light color for your bricks makes the design especially evident.

If you’re a fan of the rustic look, concrete retaining walls are a great choice. Using large blocks help to keep the wall in place and look great if your home has a pueblo-inspired look.

A stacked retaining wall is also a beautiful choice. You can plant grass at the top of each level to combine your natural landscape with the stones.

Ambrosio Landscape Solutions has dealt with a number of homes and properties in the New Canaan and Westport areas. Whether you need a custom fixture built ,or you’re just looking for help with maintaining the property, we’re here to help! Give us a call at  203-762-5167! For more tips and tricks, like us on Facebook!

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