They say that symmetry equals beauty, even in outdoor spaces. But, what can you do if your property has a ton of mounds and hills? How can you make it more aesthetically pleasing?
This is where the experts at East Coast Landscape Design come in. If your landscape has extreme gradient changes, consider retaining walls and French drains for your Silver Spring MD property. Not only does this provide vital structural support to the soil, but you can also use a thoughtfully designed setup as an aesthetically pleasing focal point in your backyard.
Still not convinced? Consider the following benefits of this powerful combo:
They provide flood control and prevent soil erosion
Wind and water are erosion catalysts in every landscape – especially if your property doesn’t have a lot of shrubs and trees to keep the soil in place. Retaining walls not only support the soil, but they also reduce the surface runoff that occurs because of sharp gradients on your property. Combined with a French drain, it reduces the speed the water travels on your property and redirects it to a designated place where it can do no harm.
They combine functionality and aesthetic appeal
The art of design is a beautiful thing. Something as simple as the material used and the height of the setup can turn an ordinary project into something phenomenal. For instance, mounds and hills are attractive in their own right, but they consume precious space and make landscaping efforts more challenging. In this case, a sequence of retaining walls that together create a terraced look are an excellent option. Plus, you can use the newly created area to spice things up in your backyard, maybe plant the garden you’ve always wanted. You can also use this attractive design to highlight your patio space more effectively.
They protect your home
If your home is on lower ground compared to the surrounding land on your property, there’s a possibility the soil from the surrounding (and higher) elevation can slowly slide into the building, causing structural problems and other issues. When you invest in retaining walls and French drains for your Silver Spring MD landscape combo, you can fortify your property against these disasters.
The Bottom Line
If installing this type of combo seems challenging, you are not alone. At East Coast Landscape Design, we know this is easier said than done. We’ve been in business for forty years and have the knowledge and skill to bring your landscaping dreams into reality. That’s why we’re here to help you from start to finish to ensure your total satisfaction. Our expert landscapers and design specialists will listen to your questions, concerns, and ideas to create a masterpiece that perfectly combines functionality, individuality, and beauty.