Retaining Walls & Terraces

Today’s retaining wall systems can transform mundane landscapes into elegant outdoor environments. Tiered gardens and stepped terraces, created with retaining walls, can reshape unusable hillsides. Curves and angles, freestanding walls and columns are all tools in the hands of Villa landscape architects used to sculpt the landscape of your dreams.

Curved walls and sweeping staircases create a usable entertaining space.
A grand entrance to the back of this home is created with a paver landing, dramatic dual staircases and stunning curved walls.
Multi-color retaining wall blocks tame a slope while creating planting space.
Tiered, multi-level retaining walls with an accent of contrasting colored block create a stunning way to soften a steep slope.
Engineered retaining wall provides pocket plantings.
Curved walls and multiple tiers are a beautifully engineered solution for this tall wall at the back of a home.
Weathered block with contrasting stepped caps enhance the entry experience.
Weathered block creates a visually stunning yet natural looking retaining wall solution for this home's entrance.
Control erosion and provide planting area, installation of tiered retaining wall
Tiered retaining walls and matching steps offer a beautiful solution for erosion control and slope transition.
Vibrant, bold segmental block creates a backyard focal point planting.
Segmental wall block is both beautiful and versatile for plants, seat and retaining walls, and steps.
Rotting landscape timbers-railroad ties were replaced with terraced walls.
Terraced retaining walls, along with stairs leading to a patio, are a permanent solution to rotting timbers under the deck.
Stepped planters transition the slope from garage to backyard.
Stepped planters filled with shrubbery provide a beautiful transition for the slope from the garage to the back yard.
Installation of retaining wall block creates an attractive transition.
Segmental retaining walls are an attractive solution that control erosion, improve drainage, and offer space for planting.
A staggered staircase is accentuated by columns-pillars.
Drama is created with a staggered staircase flanked by columns and beautifully landscaped terraced retaining walls.
An existing grade down to a pool area is managed by terraced walls and steps.
Retaining walls with tiered planters makes a stunning solution to this back yard's slope.
A front entry is enhanced by colored blocks, bricks and complementing rock mulch
The versatile VERSA-LOK system lets you create stairs, retaining walls, planters and seat walls with just a single unit.
Terraces create usable planting space, control erosion and improve drainage.
Terraced planters, as a solution for erosion control problems, look lovely filled with shrubbery and crushed trap rock mulch.
A large retaining wall creates a usable entertaining patio space.
Retaining walls are the perfect solution to add an outdoor living space where there is none.
Curvilinear terraces create drama yet preserve an existing tree.
This curved patio and retaining walls surround an existing tree for a stunning focal point to the terraced gardens.
An existing deck is replaced by an outdoor entertainment area using multi-level
Extra outdoor entertaining space and access to the back yard is created with these dramatic walls and stairs.
A deck and outdated block walls were modernized with weathered retaining walls
Retaining walls work beautifully as a back yard solution for erosion control and look great with the existing brick façade.
Stairs, landings and stepped planting ledges provide access to the backyard.
The landing provides an extra space for outdoor living in this multi-level stairs with retaining walls.
Rotting timbers are replaced by multi-tiered, random-sized segmental walls
The natural look created with tiered, retaining walls is the solution to rotting timber or cracked concrete walls.
Columns-pillars accentuate corners of raised planting beds.
Cap off your back yard paradise with a column in your retaining wall planters.
Multi-tier retaining walls with a contrasting cap.
This front yard slope solution controls erosion beautifully and complements the historic façade of this stately home.
An attractive entry is achieved with a staircase enhanced with bullnose pavers
Stairways can be created with matching retaining wall units, and bullnose units provide the finishing touch as the stair treads.

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