Adding a retaining wall to your landscape can serve dual purposes. A retaining wall promotes effective landscaping and maintenance and adds to the beauty and character of your landscape.

At Westside Grounds, our retaining wall builders are dedicated to excellence and creativity. We offer a variety of landscaping services, including constructing a retaining wall. Contact us today for a free quote for our retaining wall in Denver service.

What Is a Retaining Wall?

A retaining wall refers to a wall-like structure surrounding your property designed to hold back earth or water. Retaining walls can be made from stone, wood, bricks, or concrete. 

There are many different types of retaining walls, including:

  • Gravity retaining walls,
  • Cantilever retaining walls,
  • Sheet pile retaining walls,
  • Reinforced soil retaining walls, and
  • Anchored retaining walls.

Retaining walls are generally a few feet in height. A retaining wall contractor can examine your landscape and help you decide which material and type of wall is the best for your landscape.

Do I Need a Retaining Wall?

Retaining walls are essential for landscapes with varying degrees of elevation. For instance, if the landscape in your backyard is uneven, you may have water drainage issues. Water that pools in one place can cause soil erosion and other issues.

Contact a retaining wall installer at Westside Grounds, and we can advise you on the suitability of a retaining wall for your landscape.

What Is the Purpose of a Retaining Wall?

Retaining walls serve various purposes that benefit your lawn, including the following.

Prevent Soil Erosion

When water falls downhill, it causes the soil to loosen. Loose soil will crumble over time. This erosion damages the integrity of your landscape. A retaining wall allows for even water distribution, preventing soil erosion.

Distribute Water

Water is imperative for your greenery to prosper. If your landscape is uneven, water will run downhill, impeding water absorption for the greenery on higher ground.

Retaining walls help keep water from running downhill. This water control allows your entire landscape to receive an adequate water supply.

Prevent the Collection of Water

If water is not evenly distributed throughout your landscape, it will build up in one spot. This build-up can cause an excessive amount of moisture in the soil. If the soil is too moist, your home’s foundation may become damaged.

Additionally, fungus growth can occur where the environment is moist. Preventing the collection of water helps to control the growth of fungus around your landscape.

Similarly, insects are attracted to water. Therefore, a retaining wall can prevent the outbreak of insects like mosquitoes on your lawn by ensuring water does not accumulate.

Do You Need Professional Installation?

Retaining walls are best built by landscaping experts. DIY is possible, but you should consider hiring someone with professional experience for several reasons.


Building a retaining wall is a complicated process. It requires the knowledge and skills of a professional. Otherwise, there may be issues with its functionality.

Retaining wall installation can also have legal implications. Your area may have zoning ordinances or other restrictions that prohibit or limit the construction of a retaining wall. Our experts know the laws that impact landscaping projects.

You also may not know the proper materials and equipment to buy or where to get to them. A retaining wall professional knows the appropriate materials and equipment and goes to a reliable supplier.

Time Management 

Building a retaining wall can take considerable time unless you have landscaping experience. And in today’s busy world, time isn’t something we have enough of. 

Hiring a professional landscaping company will take this burden away. You don’t have to sacrifice any of your time. We’ll construct your retaining wall at the most convenient time for your hectic schedule. 

Less Expensive

You may make a mistake if you lack experience building a retaining wall. Mistakes can be costly. You may have to redo the project and buy more materials. A landscaping expert knows the steps to follow to construct a retaining wall.

And Westside Grounds offers many different financing options for all types of budgets. Don’t let the cost of landscaping services deter you from getting the landscape you always wanted.


At Westside Grounds, we offer maintenance services in addition to our installation services. Retaining walls don’t require much maintenance and can last a lifetime. However, we will still schedule return appointments to ensure the wall functions as it should.

Let a Retaining Wall Builder Enhance Your Landscape

Westside Grounds has operated in the Denver and Lakewood area since 1999. Our landscaping professionals are committed to transforming your landscape into a breathtaking masterpiece. We also offer other services, including:

Contact Westside Grounds today and speak to a representative. Let us help you build the landscape of your dreams.