When it comes to landscaping in Kansas City, there are many projects you can do by yourself. Planting plants, trimming bushes, and adding fertilizer don’t take much skill or experience. However, there are some projects that are best left to the professionals.
Among these, retaining walls take the cake. They have to be perfectly level and have proper drainage in order to achieve and maintain the structural integrity of their intended purpose. Some walls are built for screening or visual effects, while others are built to retain something in or out. Many walls are built without mortar; these are called dry stack walls. The backfill and drainage is very important on these walls. Other walls contain mortar and must be constructed just right. If the mortar is even just a little off, they’ll crack and crumble within a very short period of time.
When a retaining wall is built, it is necessary to consider everything from the type of soil to the type of fill you want to use. Not adequately addressing these two issues can lead to a wall that you won’t want your neighbors to see. It’ll also lead to the need to hire a professional who can come out and fix it for you. That alone will cost you as much as it would to just have a professional install it to begin with.
For help with your landscaping in Kansas City, give Rosehill Gardens a call today at 816-941-4777. We have proudly provided services and advice to clients throughout Kansas City since 1914.