Our client in hilly north Atlanta needed a new retaining wall as part of her landscape renovation. This big project also included hillside gardens, a new water feature, a sculpture garden and a dry creek bed.
Not just functional, a well-crafted boulder wall becomes a garden feature, especially when the crevices are designed to accommodate plants such as….creeping sedums, ice plant and Rosemary. Replacing the existing brick wall with a boulder wall created an attractive edge for the long concrete driveway.
After our extensive use of boulders and plantings on the front garden hillside, replacing the brick wall with a boulder wall allowed us to create consistency in the character of the front garden. On the average, each boulder weighs 400 to 700 lbs. and we used approximately 20 tons of rock!