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Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are a practical landscape feature designed to support multiple levels of elevation in a visually-pleasing and functional way.

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Retaining Walls are a creative option for landscape design as a way to add different hardscape materials into a garden and backyard, while also giving options for additional flowerbeds or simply better management of sloped earth.

There are many different styles and options available for building retaining walls. VS Landscape can help provide you with direction and a design so that you are confident with the approach before we move to the installation phase.

We take long term visual appeal and safety into consideration when constructing retaining walls. This ensures that your landscape upgrade will continue to beautify your property for years to come!

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Benefits of Retaining Walls

Control and create space

Retaining walls turn steep slopes that serve as unusable, wasted space into areas with multiple levels. When planned correctly, this can give you back additional space in your yard to work with.

Manage water drainage and erosion

A key part of designing and building retaining walls is ensuring that there is effective drainage planned. This protects your investment over time so that there won’t have to be maintenance teams regularly attending to the work year over year. You can also use retaining walls to divert water away from other landscape features, such as gardens, to protect them from flooding.

Retaining Wall design and build in Ottawa and Kemptville by VS Landscape

What to Consider when Building a Retaining Wall


There are several common building materials that are used most often. While the material choice is often based on style, we can also provide guidance on when certain materials will hold up better in the long run, given the application and project.

Natural Stone or Brick: A common option for retaining walls, stone or brick have a rugged appeal while also often offering a more cost-effective approach.

Interlocking Concrete Blocks: Available in many colours and shapes, interlocking concrete blocks can give a very solid yet aesthetically pleasing approach.

Timber / Wood: This material provides a more natural look that can more easily blend into the surrounding landscaping, though also requires more ongoing maintenance. 

Safety & Function

Building a retaining wall for your property allows for the creation of different levels of landscaping. This must be done with proper support to make sure that the wall holds up in the long term, especially if it is a tall retaining wall holding back a heavy weight of earth.

Retaining Wall design and build in Ottawa and Kemptville by VS Landscape

A Great Choice for both Residential or Commercial Properties

Retaining walls make for an excellent landscape feature on all types of property — ranging from small backyards to large estates to commercial properties. With the different styles and materials available, it’s possible to design a retaining wall that makes the most of the features of your property.

Retaining Wall design and build in Ottawa and Kemptville by VS Landscape

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See how easy it is to build a retaining wall into your existing backyard with help from VS Landscape. Our expert team can work directly with you to take into consideration your budget and needs, then put together a custom plan for your property.

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From Our Customers

Don't just take our word for it — read through some feedback from recent customers who we worked together with for a landscape renovation project.

“I am thrilled to leave a 5-star review for the landscape installation services I received. The transformation of my outdoor space is nothing short of remarkable.

The team's expertise and creativity were evident from the start, as they seamlessly brought my vision to life. The attention to detail in the design, right from the plant selection to the overall landscape layout is impressive. The quoting and installation processes were smooth, and the crew displayed professionalism throughout.

Now, my yard has become an inviting oasis that I can't wait to spend time in. I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone seeking a stunning landscape transformation.”

Denis★★★★★ Google Review

“We had extensive hardscaping work done last summer by VS Landscaping, including replacing two large retaining walls and our front stairs.

The crew from VS Landscaping were excellent - work was extremely high quality, the crew were friendly and went above and beyond and were very willing to work with us to ensure we got exactly what we wanted.

A year later we are extremely happy with the work they did and how it has been holding up.”

Bryce★★★★★ Google Review

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