If you looking for retaining wall ideas, concrete retaining wall are one of best choice create slope retention; protecting your home from erosion, yet bring beautiful arrangement of the outdoor garden landscape of your home. Durable yet versatile concrete can fit into most of any type of landscape (topography, sloping degree, design style). Concrete retaining wall ideas can be surprisingly attractive as slope retention. With concrete material flexibility, terracing your backyard garden, and or front yard with beautiful appearance becomes easy. With concrete as the main material, your retaining wall design will be vary, easily adjustable with sloping land contour.
No need to worry about its plain gray color. If you choose concrete material as your garden retaining wall, variety of surfaces and finished can be applied. Coloring and or texturing the concrete can be done in several ways. First is mixing the concrete batter with coloring agent. Second is applying stain and or sealer at the concrete surface. Third is applying stucco, then painting the stucco. Fourth is laid another materials at the concrete retaining wall. Fifth is depend on the mold or form to create concrete from the concrete batter.
There are two kind of concrete that you can use to build modern retaining wall for landscaping your yard. First is poured-concrete, other is precast concrete. Precast concrete or prefabricated concrete has many model, size, shape, and texture. Example of precast concrete are a concrete block, a concrete panel, and a concrete crib. For poured-concrete, rebar applied to strengthen the concrete.
Do you want concrete retaining wall ideas? If so, please take a look for pictures of retaining walls below:
Take a look at simple landscape design above. Steeply slope retained by simple two-tiered concrete retaining wall. The terraced concrete retaining walls above also become raised bed. The raised bed become media to plant decorative garden plants. The concrete retaining wall is stucco, colored white. The retaining wall cap is stone slabs. The stone slabs used to bring harmonious hardscape along with stone slabs pavers of the rear outdoor patio.
Above are backyard retaining wall that also become part of garden landscape. Stucco white concrete retaining walls has integrated built-in fire pit feature. More fireplace feature? Take a look images below:
If you look at the images above, you see that a fireplace literally created inside the retaining wall. Concrete retaining wall above has double function; as slope retention and as an outdoor fireplace for patio-swimming landscape garden next to it. The outdoor patio at side of the house designed in sunken concept. Next to retaining wall with integrated fireplace, stepping stones exist to access greens above the swimming pool.
Need more elegant concrete retaining wall design? See photos below:
Elegant luxurious concrete terracing retaining wall of backyard garden completed with outdoor patio. The outdoor patio completed by built in concrete table fire pit. The fireplace fueled by natural gas.
Terrace backyard garden landscape above united with the riverside below the garden. White concrete retaining wall made in terracing structure bring smooth transition between modern dry garden and wet river landscape. Dedon Orbit lounger furniture placed. The Dedon orbit longuer patio furniture has canopy. The canopy is retractable and removable.
The simplicity of concrete garden above bring elegant appearance of backyard outdoor garden design.
A dark stain become finishes of the concrete retaining wall of backyard garden above. Slope land above black retaining garden full of greens.
Concrete crib become great choice if you want to create retaining wall integrated with vertical garden. The concrete crib is perfect to become vertical garden planter. Concrete crib is strong as retaining wall, also climbable. So it will easy to maintain your outdoor vertical backyard garden.
Fantastic feature that you can added along with retaining wall of your terraced garden landscape is waterfall with tiny pond. Waterfall with tiny pond will be literally useful, not just a visual decorative structure. People can dip their feet into it on a hot day. Below are tiered landscape garden with concrete retaining wall hardscape:
The terraced garden landscape above has concrete retaining wall that finishes by dryvit type stucco system. The color is mixed into the stucco. Canterra stone become caps of retaining wall.
Or, you can create a series of runnels. The runnels will be wonderful features of your backyard landscape. By installing runnels at terraced concrete retaining wall, stylish and practical design achieved. Beside as a waterfall, the runnels become features to connect each tier of retaining wall. The runnels help retain storm water and move it through the property. Instead of tiny pond, earthenware jar can be media to collect the water.
Wood-look concrete retaining wall finishes is one of great choice to bring solid appearance. You can create wood-look concrete by using rugged wood planks as form instead of smooth panels. The wood planks mold will leave wood grain impressions which give an entirely different dimension to the otherwise flat concrete.
Cool sunken backyard garden landscape above made with wood-look concrete retaining wall. The height of concrete wall made the contractor able to attach wall climbing holds. Colorful climbing holds break the plain weathered wood –look concrete wall.
For front yard landscape garden ideas above, concrete retaining wall become large concrete planter. The wood-look concrete wall smoothly bring staircase more wonderful. With great illumination, your front garden become a magic garden.
Above backyard terracing garden with wood-look concrete retaining wall idea has horsetail (equisetum) as its plants.
Side concrete retaining wall protect the sunken outdoor patio. In-ground trampoline become great children outdoor playground feature.
Above, poured-in-place board-form concrete with rugged planks beautify the outdoor patio with its butterfly chair. Stone slabs pavers mix wonderfully with concrete pavers.
Below are photos of front yard garden with concrete retaining wall ideas:
Unique curved concrete retaining wall of backyard garden outdoor below has rounded tiles laid at the concrete walls as decorative accessories. The rounded tiles was recycled from living room tiles leftover. Smart building material salvage recycle isn’t it? Agave attenuata (foxtail agave) planted at each edge of stair bring beautiful green plants. Agave attenuata (foxtail agave) as backyard garden plant has moderate water needs and protection from frost and hot sun.
Not only as protection for sunken garden, the concrete retaining wall ideas below act as protection wall for outdoor Jacuzzi and outdoor patio.