3 Ideas To Help Regain Useable Space In Your Landscaping By Adding Flat Areas

9 September 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have a home on a property that has many different elevations, getting useable space can be a difficult task to accomplish. You may not have space for outdoor entertaining or to enjoy with the kids. To solve this problem, there are some improvements that you may want to consider for redesigning your landscaping, such as installing a retaining wall or building a patio surface to extend over elevations. Here are some ideas to help you maximize useable space on difficult terrain:

1. Give Your Home Flat Surfaces With Retaining Walls And Back Fill

If you want to have more level surfaces in your landscaping, retaining walls can be one of the best solutions. You can use them to move earth and level some of the areas with the steepest grades. If you have really steep elevations, you may want to consider using a series of retaining walls and stairs to make the most of the space. This can even give you a place for a small vegetable garden that is not in plain site or a secluded reading garden.

2. Adding A Deck Surface To Extend Garden Space Over Steep Elevations

Another option that you may want to consider for your home is custom deck surfaces that extend out over elevations. This can be used with steep elevations, as well as to extend space over a retaining wall, which is usually at a certain height to hold back the backfill. Adding a deck surface can also help give you a solution for adding a railing at higher retaining walls that can be a danger. It can also be a good option to blend the outdoor living space into the natural landscaping.

3. Creating Privacy Screens In Higher Areas To Keep New Areas Private And Secure

With more level areas and open space on high ground, you may find that your home lacks privacy that it once had. To give your home more privacy, you may want to consider adding privacy screens. To reduce the cost of this, the screens can be built on areas where you have installed retaining walls, which can reduce height and materials needed for these projects.

These are some tips to help you get more use of the space with difficult grading elevations. If you need help giving your landscaping more level surfaces and reducing elevations, contact a stone and retaining wall contractor, such as Rocstone Custom Masonry, to help with some of these improvements.