How the garden wall makes the backyard picture perfect: Tips from EP Henry

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More time at home these days means more time to think critically about well-used outdoor living spaces. For homeowners tired of looking at a dated, uninspiring yard, installing a garden wall can be the perfect way to refresh their existing garden or create a new one.

More time at home these days means more time to think critically about well-used outdoor living spaces. For homeowners tired of looking at a dated, uninspiring yard, installing a garden wall can be the perfect way to refresh their existing garden or create a new one.

Garden walls can showcase the beauty of chosen plants, flowers and accessories while helping:

  • Expand living space and eliminate problem areas
  • Increase curb appeal and home value
  • Prevent erosion and reduce maintenance burdens

For some people, a sloping area of their property is considered problematic. Experts see that as an opportunity instead.

“A change in grade presents opportunities to create drama and visual interest with a garden wall,” says Glenn Porto, president of The Landscape Architects Inc., a Richboro, Pa. based design-build company serving the Greater Philadelphia region. “You can transform a sloping part of a property and turn it into a terraced garden that provides beauty and makes the area more level for lawns or outdoor entertaining.”

While stacked stone, boulders or wood can be used to create a garden wall, cast stone provides a more durable, long-term solution. With today’s wide assortment of sizes, colors and styles to fit almost any taste, the creative possibilities are endless. Garden walls can include seating and lighting and are engineered to last a lifetime when correctly installed.

“Freestanding, double-sided walls let you add a beautiful garden wall almost anywhere, but planning is the key,” adds Porto, a Pennsylvania registered landscape architect. “It all starts with a great design. Finding a creative, experienced contractor who can give your garden that ‘wow factor’ and install it properly ensures that it will stand the test of time.”

About EP Henry
EP Henry is the oldest American family-owned and operated manufacturer of unit concrete products in North America. Based in Woodbury, New Jersey, EP Henry manufactures a wide range of Hardscaping paving stone and retaining wall products, including ECO pavers and their new line of ColorTech™ integrally sealed paving stones offering advanced protection and enhanced color. EP Henry also offers outdoor kitchen kits, garden wall solutions, design ideas and more to homeowners throughout the Mid-Atlantic states. For more information, visit EPHenry.com or call 800-44-HENRY (800-444-3679).

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