Certain landscaping design guidelines must be considered when building retaining walls.
For instances slopes would maintain a maximum proportion of 3:1 meaning, for every wall distance of three feet, the change in wall height should not go over one foot.
Lush plants and flowers tend to soften these stone or concrete structures – so an adequate amount of space must be allotted at the bottom or top of these walls.
As always safety must come first. A child or adult can easily fall over the retaining walls. It is therefore recommended to include a planting bed that is three to four feet wide.
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