A retaining wall is a structure designed and constructed to resist the lateral pressure of soil when there is a desired change in ground elevation that exceeds the angle of repose of the soil. Retaining walls are structures designed to restrain soil to unnatural slopes. They are used to bound soils between two different elevations often in areas of terrain possessing undesirable slopes or in areas where the landscape needs to be shaped severely and engineered for more specific purposes like hillside farming or roadway overpasses. At best, erosion is unsightly. Rainfall or excess irrigation causes runoff from our lawns, roads, parking lots and farm fields. Topsoil — with its organic matter, beneficial microorganisms and nutrients — washes away. In many cases, erosion can be dangerous. Also washing away are contaminants such as fertilizer, pesticides and petroleum products. All of this ends up downstream and eventually in our water supply. Preserve your lawn and prevent harmful erosion with a aesthetically pleasing, personally designed retaining wall by Slade Landscaping. Call us today for your personal consultation.