Retaining walls are an important part of the built landscape of many outdoor areas. Your lawn or garden could benefit from retaining walls for any number of reasons. Likewise, if you miss the chance to use retaining walls, soil erosion or other issues can impact your lawn.
Retaining walls are most frequently used when sloping terrain is at risk of wind or water erosion. If sloped terrain is not properly attended to with retaining walls, then it can be difficult for most plants to take root and flourish. Weeds can also be attracted to this terrain.
Typically, retaining walls will include seepage holes so that any ground water retained by the walls can continue to flow and escape. This way, you avoid pressures that could ultimately damage your retaining wall and bring you back to square one