Making your Retaining Wall a Landscape Feature in Omaha & Lincoln
Choosing the right material, coloring and design for your retaining wall can make a huge impact on how it enhances its environment. Choosing a tone and style that matches or enhances your existing outdoor spaces results in a retaining wall that is more than just functional, it becomes a part of your Omaha and Lincoln, NE landscape’s rich aesthetic and can even form a focal feature for your outdoor living space. Retaining walls can also add to the design of a patio, and can double as seating for creating the perfect ambience for entertaining guests or relaxing outside. Here we’ll look at some ideas that will make choosing your retaining wall materials and creating a flawless design simpler.
Create a natural look
If you’re looking for the effect of natural stone such as granite, sandstone, flagstone or bluestone, Unilock retaining walls present a range of choices with all of the rich aesthetics of natural materials. An impressive range of colors ensures that there is no shortage of options to match to your home’s existing features. Take Estate Wall for example. Available in a number of rich tones modeled from nature, Estate Wall color options include a golden Sandstone, the varied browns of Coffee Creek and a combination of cool and warm undertones in Sierra. The randomized, textured surface of Estate wall ensures a completely natural look that is both subtle and captivating.
Finish your retaining walls off with Ledgestone Coping for a rugged elegance that turns heads. Its natural appearance and pitched edges work interchangeably with any wall and provide comfortable seating space for retaining walls surrounding entertainment areas.
Which retaining wall is right for you?
With the right products, you can easily turn even the dullest outdoor area into a unique space. For a harmonious design, your wall should complement your patio and walkway pavers. This will tie your design together and make for a unified aesthetic. Consider pairing Estate Wall with the embossed surface texture of Unilock’s Richcliff pavers, or Rivercrest Wall with Thornbury.
Other elements to keep in mind when selecting a retaining wall include architectural features and styles. For modern, contemporary or tidy formal homes, Lineo Dimensional Stone can be an excellent retaining wall option. Lineo Dimensional Stone contributes neat lines, straight edges and elongated shape to enhance an ordered, geometric style theme.
Choosing a wall to complement your line/shape theme
What sort of lines and shapes would you like to introduce into your landscape with your retaining walls? Long meandering lines and sweeping curves? Try Pisa2. The tapered component and easylock system of this retaining wall make it ideal for ensuring structural strength when creating a flowing aesthetic. Small, tidy retaining wall plant beds? The fine, subtle surface of Olde Quarry is ideal for this purpose. Or perhaps you’re looking for strong form and straight lines that anchor a design? Siena Stone is the perfect heavy duty block for creating retaining walls and tiered landscapes. The straight edges and strong coloring of Nevada or Sierra color options create a dramatic impression for landscapes featuring long, straight lines and square angles.
The title image features a retaining wall built from Lineo Dimensional Stone.