Retaining walls play an important part in managing soil distribution, especially on your property. The main purpose of a retaining wall is to support the soil and keep it at a specific angle. While retaining walls can be used to enhance the appearance of your landscaping, their main goal is to keep soil in a specific place.
Most retaining walls are built to restrain soil erosion from rainwater runoff that pulls the soil to undesirable places. However, adding a retaining wall to your existing landscape can create a rugged focal point amongst your plants and foliage.