Front Yard Xeriscape Retaining Wall

Using retaining walls in xeriscaping ideas on hillsides

This is the steepest slope we had to adjust in this front yard xeriscape. As you can see, it's really not too bad. With each retaining wall block being 4 inches thick, the wall is only 20 inches high at its tallest point.

retaining wall for a front yard xeriscape

See this entire plan at Hillside Circular Driveway


Xeriscaping Plants In This Picture

  • Diascia (red)
  • Gold Lantana
  • Verbena (purple)
  • Chitalpa (tree)
  • Red Tip Yucca - Behing The Retaining Wall

All of these plants are low water use and heat tollerant and add part to the xeriscaping principles of this design.

Also see landscaping on a slope for a collection of several more examples and ideas of sloped and hillside landscapes.

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