In a recent residential retaining wall project, this Washington homeowner created a 4' tall living retaining wall using EnviroWall™ Blocks. The customer had a problem area in their backyard with a large slope and wanted to have a tiered effect to help mitigate runoff water rushing towards their house. With the help of our EnviroWall Block, they were able to easily complete a DIY project without the help of contractors and heavy machinery. Our blocks weigh a total of 3 lbs, and provide coverage of 1 sq. foot each, saving money and backache. The blocks shipped directly to the customer's home on a single pallet and were installed quickly after the base had been properly prepared.
A mix of drought tolerant sedums, wormwood, and hot lips were planted. Next spring, they will be planting English Ivy for even better coverage! Planting perennial ground cover & grasses allows your wall to grow back each season. These living walls sequester carbon from the air and alleviate static moisture that sits behind traditional concrete blocks.