We recently travelled to Moortown, Leeds to work on an external project. At this site we rebuilt an existing retaining garden wall and landscaped the front garden.
A retaining wall is a structure that holds or retains soil behind it. These are commonly used in landscaping projects to add depth or layers to a garden, in this case in Moortown, the retaining wall is used to contain a steeply sloping garden from the street below. The original retaining wall for this property was very old and crumbling and in danger of collapsing. This would not have only been potentially dangerous for anyone walking on the adjoining street but could have also damaged the structural integrity of the house perched on the land above.
We used the foundations of the original retaining wall, which were still structurally sound, as a base from which to create the new structure. We chose brickwork that was very similar in design and colour to that of the original to give a seamless finish and to also match the brickwork of the property itself. The wall is then topped with black and gold iron railings to give a modern look.
At this property we also did some small amounts of landscaping in the front garden. As well as installing a garden gate that matched the new retaining wall, we reworked the path leading to the front of the house. The path now has a gravel finish that gives the garden a more natural look and complements the surrounding flowerbeds.