This is the landscape that we installed for Mr. & Mrs. Johnson. The backyard sloped up and away from the house, creating drainage problems. The retaining walls were installed by the builder which created useable areas above and took care of the drainage. Planting beds above the walls soften the straight line look, and provide a place to install trailing plants that will eventually grow down over the top of the wall.
Accent beds were installed in the corners to soften the right angles of the walls and to provide a place for accent plantings.
An outdoor living area was installed between the lower wall and the house, this created an outdoor living space with a view!
A waterfeature was added at the base of the bottom wall which provides that wonderful sound of falling water. The sound echos to the house and can even be heard from the top retaining wall.
An outdoor grill has been added to further enhance the space