The Beauty Of A Sloping Yard


Most blocks of land these days have some sort of slop. And yes. If you live in the Adelaide Hills or anywhere within the Adelaide area, there’s a good chance you’ll have some sort of slop. You can look at this in a number of ways, good or bad. But there’s a lot you can do with a sloping property and there are things you can do that you cannot do on a totally flat property. Landscaping any yard that has a slop on it big or small can be a challenge. And how you see this challenge can make all the difference.

It’s amazing at what you can create with the use of a slop. And of course, the budget can be very dependant on this. In most cases, a retaining wall is required, especially if you need to level out an area to build your house. But in this article, we are referring to building out your landscaped area. And if done the right way, what you can end up with can be absolutely amazing. Using the slop to your advantage can allow you to create masterpieces. So the big question is. How can we overcome these issues and turn your landscaped area into one of Adelaide’s or the Adelaide hills amazing gardens?

With any job like this that will require a retaining wall. The first recommendation is to hire an Adelaide retaining wall builder. As this type of job is only for the professional.

We have build a number of retaining walls on sloping blocks, and we’ve had some great results as well. Some of the first things we will look at are.

  1. The angle of the slope
  2. Access to the area
  3. Correctly planning ahead
  4. Most likely planning to build a retaining wall and what type will best suit the area.
  5. And the outcome you want with the property.

What you wouldn’t want to do is leave the slope as is. It will require some work and planning but leaving it as is really not an option in my mind. At the end of the day, it’s up to the owner. There’s so much that can be done to make use of that slope. It will need some excavation and most likely a retaining wall but if done right can turn into a stunning Adelaide property. A sloping yard, especially a front yard, gives you the opportunity to showcase off your property on a large scale.

Why you don’t want to leave the slope as is?

Well, the first thing is you won’t really be able to do much with it as it is. Your access will be limited and if you have a family it won’t be much fun.

By getting in an Adelaide Hills retaining wall builder to do a little planning. You could turn each area into a masterpiece. By adding different layers or sections with a variety of retaining walls things could look amazing.

Accessing The Slope Of Your Adelaide Hills Property

Whatever the direction of the slope. What you’re really after is the creation of flat space around the house giving you more living area. This will obviously be done with some sort of stunning looking retaining wall. Depending on the slope will depend on the size of the retaining wall you will get built. Are you after just extra lawn or do you want to create a patio or even a deck? There’s a number of factors to consider.

With any yard that needs to be recreated, planning is the key. And this is where a good landscaper or retaining wall builder will come into play. Your retaining wall builder will have the skills and knowledge to structure the yard to your needs and what will best suit the yard.

There’s a number of things you can do with a sloping yard.

If you’re going to tackle your garden alone I highly recommend doing your research and planning, well. When it comes to maximizing the area. This is something you don’t want to stuff up.  You want to make sure It’s done right the first time. A well planned out landscaped area with a solid retaining wall can last forever. A home job retaining wall with the incorrect drainage and planning can lead to disaster. Please don’t make that mistake it will only cost you more in the long run. And If you don’t get proper approval this can be costly in the long run if you choose to sell the house and the new owners are left with the mess. Not recommended at all. Take my advice. The amount of repair jobs we go to where it’s been a home job just amazes me. It’s just like anything really. You want a good job done you get in the experts.

Building Your Retaining Wall.

Let’s look at what are the best types of retaining walls for a sloping yard. In some cases, you might even want to consider a terraced look and add different types of styles of retaining wall to add more interest to the eye.

Different types of retaining walls. What are my options?

When it comes to the types of retaining wall. There are a few things to consider. One of those things is the type of wall to build. You have

  • Timber retaining walls
  • Concrete and concrete sleeper retaining wall
  • Brick retaining walls
  • A variety of stone retaining walls
  • Gabion retaining walls.

Gabion retaining walls are a little different they are built using stones within a cage. They can be very effective but are not suited to all areas. And if you want the WOW factor I think there are better options instead of Gabion retaining walls

The choice of retaining wall materials are plenty and will play a major part in your planning. And getting someone professional to do the job will also make all the difference.

Quality retaining walls Adelaide. That’s what we do, and we are the master of slopes. We offer free quotes on all-out work. Get in touch today.