When looking for Mansfield or Ashland homes for sale, how often do you consider the landscaping? Landscaping is essential, especially if the house is built on elevated or sloping yard space. Retaining walls not only help improve your yard but also present other benefits. Our REALTORS® have put together these benefits of retaining walls.
- Better Aesthetics
A retaining wall can add a distinctive look to your landscape. The wall can level out your yard, making it more attractive. Additionally, you can use the walls to create flower beds in your yard or entryway, making your home more appealing.
Retaining walls also allow you to add height to selected parts of your yard. These variable heights can make your yard more attractive and appealing. The combination of hardscape and softscape will keep your landscape pleasing to the eye. Depending on the current landscaping design, you can add retaining walls made of natural stone, boulders, or concrete blocks.
- Prevents Soil Erosion
Erosion is common in steep areas where the soil around your yard might shift and erode, mainly around your home's foundation. Erosion can cause sinkholes, destroy your plants, wash away fertilizer and nutrients, and cause expensive and extensive damage to your property.
Fortunately, retaining walls help keep soil in place, preventing erosion. Adverse weather conditions like strong winds, storms, and heavy rains can bring flooding and soil erosion challenges to all landscapes.
Adding retaining walls to your landscape prevents soil erosion. These walls support the soil better and reduce the speed of water on the surface, preventing erosion. Moreover, you can add channels and drainage pipes when adding retaining walls for proper water control.
- Provides Structural Support
Some homeowners prefer settling in hilly areas but struggle with maintaining rolling landscapes. Steep landscapes often have uneven terrain, which may be hard to maintain.
Retaining walls offer structural support by adding depth to your property and keeping soil in place. It's a necessary safety feature that ensures your house and yard's features remain supported and in place.
- Balances Your Lawn
Is your home situated on an incline or close to one? Adding a retaining wall can help turn your lawn into a flat space. A balanced yard is more functional as it gives you more space for your softscape or room for installing stairs.
- Increased Property Value
Homeowners are willing to pay more for homes with appealing landscapes. Compared to trendy interior design elements, which quickly become outdated, retaining walls are a timeless landscape design. Retaining walls increase curb appeal and functionality, boosting home value.
Moreover, retaining walls made of natural materials are easy to adjust or change when necessary. Thus, it is customizable to match your preferences. Besides flexibility, retaining walls also offer versatility. You can use the walls to separate a flower and vegetable garden or complement the style in your home.
- Highly Durable and Easy to Maintain
Retaining walls are low maintenance, unlike planting different perennials or annuals to add interest to your landscape. Once you finish adding retaining walls, they need little maintenance and effort to keep them attractive.
There are numerous benefits of adding retaining walls to your landscape. They offer a perfect combination of value, aesthetics, and functionality. Contact us today to view our homes for sale.