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Why Select Johnson’s as Your Retaining Wall Contractor?
Johnson’s Landscaping Service was built on delighting customers with retaining walls that stand the test of time. Our decades of satisfied clients can speak for themselves.
“We Love It!”
Johnson’s Landscaping recently completed a major overhaul of our backyard, including building a retaining wall, regrading, and installing a large paver patio. We love it. The owners were really responsive to our concerns and went above and beyond to meet our expectations. They stand by their reputation and earned our trust. We recommend them highly.
– Lisa P.
Correct Your Yard Problems with a Retaining Wall
Do you own a yard with a significant slope? Are you worried that your yard will erode within the next few years? Contact us at Johnson’s Landscaping Service for a retaining wall to keep your yard in place! We will make sure to integrate the retaining wall into your landscape.
Retaining walls can be a great addition to any yard space due to the multiple functions they can perform. As sturdy structures, these walls keep soil, rock, and water in place. Although retaining walls are initially installed to prevent erosion, water damage, and seepage, they can also be used for decoration. You can get creative with their aesthetics! Your retaining wall has the potential to add not only functionality to your yard, but also beauty! What are some ways to make a retaining wall aesthetically pleasing? Try using it as a garden space, a tool to create focal points, a bench, a way to transform your yard.
“The masons who did the stonework were true craftsmen”
“We had a fabulous experience with Johnson’s Landscaping. They did extensive landscaping, built a retaining wall and patio, and re-built a paved walkway. Jamie Newell, the landscape designer was terrific, always available to us and willing to listen to our concerns, even after the project was halfway completed. The masons who did the stonework were true craftsmen. I would definitely recommend Johnson’s.”
Create a Dedicated Space for Your Garden
Make beautiful use of your sloped yard! With a retaining wall, you get extra space for garden placement, especially if your wall faces the sun. Take advantage of this space to create beautiful, unique flower beds to enhance your yard space. Plants can hide the harsh features of certain retaining walls to allow them to blend in with the rest of your yard. You can use the space in front of the wall or on top by adding railroad ties or treated lumber posts. Plant beds and flowerbeds can be added on top of the wall. If it has a flat top, you can sit some containers full of cucumber, zucchini, or even watermelon on it and let the vines cascade naturally over the side of the wall. Tomatoes, corn, and beans are also great vegetables you can start growing!
Other features available are shrubs or flower bushes (to add some more color), or even hanging baskets full of plants, such as begonias or sweet peas, by simply adding some rods to the retaining wall.
Installing a trellis for plant climbing roses or ivy to grow over it is another beautiful idea. The plants can also be placed all over the wall, not just on top of it, to create a garden wall! You can be incredibly creative with this idea as well because of its vast decorative potential. Instead of capping the retaining wall normally, you have the option of topping it with hollow blocks that can be used to grow plants.
Create Focal Points
Retaining walls can also make your yard stand out and contribute to its contrast.
Let your retaining wall highlight the best parts of your yard! The retaining wall can draw a visitor’s eyes to specific areas of the landscaping that you want to highlight. For instance, creating a garden wall can make your yard focus more on colors and plants. Another example is taking advantage of the retaining wall’s shade. If it is well placed, imagine building a patio at the bottom of the retaining wall to create a cozy outdoor dining space. It could even be used to create a romantic atmosphere for dining and drinks.
If you need a low retaining wall, it will not only cost you less but also double its function. A wall can also serve as a bench! All you have to do is request a capped wall. Capping a retaining wall creates a more aesthetically pleasing wall because of the two-inch overhanging lips on either side. This creates a comfortable sitting area. We can also make the bench out of any material you like to make sure it is enjoyable to sit on and safe for your clothing and skin!
“We will certainly use them for a variety of other lawn issues that we have in mind”
“We were exceedingly pleased with the work that Johnson’s performed for us – a new driveway, walkway, garden wall and filling in an unused in-ground pool. We also worked with Joe Stark. He and the entire work staff were extremely professional, attentive to our ideas and a source of excellent advice. We will certainly use them for a variety of other lawn issues that we have in mind.”