It’s easy to think that retaining wall ideas are all about function—after all, they reduce erosion and flood risks—but they’re not all about function. In addition to creating levels, evening out hillsides, or even creating pathways with pavers, these structures can enhance outdoor spaces. In addition, they can be used to construct topographic features, such as raised garden beds. It’s even possible to use them as seats or to corral all your backyard greenery.
With a retaining wall, an unworkable slope can be transformed into an even, usable surface. Garden and terrace backdrops are often created with retaining walls.