The Bluestone Retaining Wall

Today I’d like to cover the bluestone retaining wall. All retaining walls have their purpose when it comes to doing their job. But if you can have a wall that also looks very visually appealing, well you have a winner. And the bluestone retaining wall does just that. Having said that. If you’re looking for a quality retaining walls Adelaide landscaper, we are the team for you

A bluestone wall isn’t the type of wall you would go for if you’re looking for a wall for structural reasons. You might want to look at something like a concrete sleeper retaining wall for that. But if you’re looking for a retaining wall for presentation within your property, such as a garden retaining wall or you’re wanting to split level your yard and you want to section it off with a dividing wall.

The bluestone retaining wall might be a great option for you, depending on the look your after. You also have other options like the timber or sandstone retaining wall, both also look great and might work for your property as well. For the unique Adelaide look, bluestone is a great option.

Just for some reference. The bluestone is sourced from the Kapunda and Kanmantoo areas. Meaning it’s sourced within South Australia.


The bluestone retaining wall gives you that Adelaide style, look and feel. It gives you excellent visual appeal and makes your property or garden area stand out among the rest. Put it up against a green lawn or a lush garden and with the different colour contrasts, it really stands out.

The styles and shapes of the bluestone material, allow you to look at different options for your wall. A well built and designed bluestone retaining wall will add value to your property and will last for many years to come.


Why Build A Bluestone Retaining Walls.


Well at the end of the day it comes down to your preferences and what you’re after. Most of the time if you’re looking at your options, it comes down to either the bluestone or the sandstone. You can get pretty much the same style of retaining wall it just comes down to the colour and look you after.

The bluestone offers peace of mind with the durability of the product.

Bluestone offers solid gripping. Meaning if you have a few little ones running around the place and they feel the need to climb the wall, you should be ok.

Like all retaining walls, when built correctly with the right drainage. They will hold up against a good downpour. Especially in the winter months.

Bluestone retaining walls age easy to maintain as well. A good scrub every now and then and they should stay looking as new.

So, there you have our thought on the bluestone retaining walls and why we feel it’s a great option for your Adelaide property. At the end of the day, it comes down to what you’re after and what you’re looking to achieve.


Remember, retaining walls in Adelaide, that’s what we do. We are your Adelaide landscaping team.

If you’d like a free quote for a retaining wall whether that’s a bluestone or any other type of retaining wall please get in touch.