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Retaining walls are important, mostly utilitarian landscape features that sometimes don’t get the same attention as other features when it comes to landscape design. However, retaining walls can become stunning focal points if you choose the right materials. To inspire you, here are four style options for a retaining wall in Trenton, NJ.
While their main function is to hold back the earth and prevent erosion, retaining walls have other functional and decorative uses too. They can be used to define spaces, to accommodate overflow seating, and to create a clean and uncluttered landscape by housing landscape lighting fixtures and utilities.
Imperfect Perfection: Natural Walls
Natural looking walls are made with materials that appear to have been gathered right on the property. They are made to appear as if they have always belonged in your landscape, and they can give your home a historic touch. The award-winning Rivercrest Wall system from Unilock is the premier choice for a handcrafted wall with the timeless appeal of stacked flagstone, in warm Buff or cool soft gray Coastal Slate.
Rivercrest Wall features Reala Technology, which takes casts from hundreds of real stones for an authentic natural stone look without repeating shapes or patterns. Rivercrest Wall units are relatively small, which makes them ideal for curved walls that follow the contours of the land. Finish the look using the Rivercrest Rapid Pillar system, and top the wall and pillars, and build steps with Unilock Natural Stone or Unilock Ledgestone. Rivercrest Wall units can also be used for the walls of your outdoor kitchen, fire pit or outdoor fireplace, water features, seat walls, or planters.
Weathered Beauty: Been There Forever
All over the world, walls built thousands of years ago are still standing. Years of weathering have changed their faces—and that’s part of the charm. The Brussels Dimensional System from Unilock features antiqued blocks that are simple and timeless, and cam add Mediterranean character to your landscape. The modestly sized wall blocks are ideal for straight or curved walls. Choose from Almond Grove, Limestone, New York Blend, Sandstone, or Sierra. Create a unified theme by using the Brussels Dimensional System on your fire pit, outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen or grill station, and pillars. Top the wall with rounded-edge Brussels Fullnose Coping or Universal Coping for a smooth surface.
Walls Worthy of a Castle
If you love the look of large hand-hewn blocks, the U-Cara Multi-Face Wall System from Unilock is a wall system that gives you an incredible array of style choices including the pitched face veneer, which is available in Bavarian, Fossil, or Steel Mountain. Accent banding using one of the other three available finishes (Smooth, Series Exposed, and Umbriano Mottled)—each with their unique complementary color palettes—adds a touch of sophistication and tones down the visual heft of a pitched face wall. Top the wall with Ledgestone for a rustic hand-hewn look, or with Universal Coping for a beautifully contrasting smooth surface.
Sleek and Modern
Lineo Dimensional Stone from Unilock offers a simple aesthetic perfectly suited for modern spaces. Its long, linear blocks are sold in a random bundle of four different lengths. The smooth finish contrasts beautifully with textured pavers, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, or natural elements in the landscape. Choose from Sierra, Midnight Charcoal, Limestone, or Almond Grove finish the look with Universal Coping. Lineo Dimensional Stone is also ideal for chic linear fire tables, water features, and outdoor kitchens.