If your rustic backyard is lacking an element that you can’t quite place your finger on, perhaps it’s time to look into the stunning effects and benefits of introducing retaining walls into your landscape. While serving important practical purposes, such as protecting against soil erosion and helping to shape and structure a yard, attractive retaining walls built from quality materials can also help add that authentic feel needed to complete a rustic Pittsburgh, PA landscape. The following products have been specially selected to enhance a rustic landscape theme, but will also look right at home in traditional or suburban settings.
Brussels Dimensional System
The fine-grained finish and tumbled edges of the Brussels Dimensional System make it a perfect fit for a rustic themed landscape. The understated beauty of Brussels Dimensional System is available in six different colors including the deep warmth of Brown, new for 2017. Other options include Sandstone that captures the sunny charm of authentic quarried sandstone, and Coffee Creek for a blended combination of rich warmth and darker charcoal undertones. The Brussels Dimensional System offers matching coping and tapered units for creating round and curved retaining wall designs.
For a more rugged appearance, Estate Wall offers the look of aged natural rock and multiple sized units for creating an authentic rustic design. Estate Wall features colors ranging from the earthy veined brown of River to the deep, comforting warmth of Sycamore. As well as forming functional retaining walls, Estate Wall is an excellent choice for incorporating seating into low wall or retaining wall systems. This can be done by finishing off the design with either Estate Wall’s own coping units or by utilizing the pitched edges of the universal Ledgestone coping system for comfortable seating.
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Rivercrest Wall is the ultimate substitute for creating the randomized, high texture appearance of stacked flagstone so popular in the rural aesthetic. This is made possible by Rivercrest Wall’s wide selection of sizes and the deeply textured, ultra-realistic surface. The easy-to-match colors of Coastal Slate and Buff make this wallstone a good option for permanent features that will maintain their compatibility with future designs and arrangements of your landscape. Rivercrest Wall also features a rapid pillar system, allowing the quick and effective construction of end pillars to finish off your retaining wall design.
RomanPisa features an impressive age worn and weathered surface texture that is compatible with both charming rustic and grand backyard designs with an old world feel. Color options include a neutral but no less striking Granite, the soft warm blend color blend of River and the attractive warm/cool contrast of Sierra.
For round or curved retaining wall designs, RomanStack wedge units are ideal for attaining the perfect curve. This is particularly handy in rustic designs as meandering lines and organic shapes form a key feature in attaining a true-to-nature look. The versatility of RomanStack extends to curved steps, circular seating walls and rustic fire pit designs.