Retaining Walls Are Ideal For Adelaide’s Sloping Blocks.
This article discusses two garden landscaping ideas for sloping gardens, whether you’re looking at a sloping front garden or sloping backyard, with a severe or gentle slope.
The first garden landscaping idea is to cut into the slope, then build retaining walls to create a level usable area with garden beds.
If your garden has a severe slope, as many Adelaide gardens have, especially east and north east of Adelaide towards the hills, placing moss rocks to ‘terrace’ the slope is a good idea.
Before any earthworks, the first step will be to work out your levels. Water run off, even with a gentle slope can cause problems when it rains, so stormwater grates connected to your stormwater pipe will be needed.
Retaining Gentle Sloping Gardens
Retaining walls built using concrete blocks or concrete railway sleepers are popular.
Concrete block retaining walls are decorative and can form curves. Concrete blocks come with a choice of colour, face and matching capping pieces to finish off the top.
Concrete sleeper retaining walls also come in a variety of colours and patterns to match any garden theme. Concrete sleepers are often used on the boundary, hidden behind a garden bed with Good Neighbour Fence on top, but can also be an attractive feature in their own right.
Retaining Severe Sloping Gardens
Backyards throughout the Adelaide suburbs of Golden Grove and Salisbury Heights are well known for having severe sloping gardens.
Moss rock retaining walls are commonly used to retain large amounts of earth over a wide and high area. Moss rocks are placed into position with bobcats, dressed with river pebbles or bark chip and planted out with psalms or natives to create a less formal retaining wall.
Depending on the size of your front garden or backyard, sometimes a combination of these two garden landscaping ideas for sloping gardens can be incorporated.
Tips for landscaping sloping gardens:
When Adelaide landscapers from Visual Landscape Gardening build retaining walls, we always check the relevant council regulations. Depending on the height of the retaining wall, council approval may need to be granted before work commences; in accordance with engineers specifications.
Visual Landscape Gardening are licensed to handle all aspects of garden landscaping Adelaide residents require, from initial landscape design and earthworks through to retaining wall construction and stormwater connection before we tidy up, so all you have to do is relax in your new garden.