Home & Garden

Home & Garden

Choosing the right retaining wall for your landscape

Retaining walls were first created to perform the simple and necessary task of holding back earth. And with good reason: Erosion is a natural process, but when it means soil being washed off your property – or worse, accumulating against the side of your home – serious problems can result. Of course, nowadays, we are also using retaining walls for aesthetic purposes. Known as garden walls, these retaining walls are not only functional, but they can also expand usable surface area, making them an essential component in many landscaping designs.

Home & Garden

Style at Home: A colorful story: Welcome to Leslie’s house

The minute you meet Leslie, your heart is happy. She is one of those people who radiates sunshine. So when I found out Anne, one of our designers, was going to be working with Leslie to help her bring all that light and love to her interior design, I couldn't wait to see what this talented team would come up with.

My Home: A quick walk through this countryside chateau

Niki Weippert gives a tour of her home near Goddard. The home, built 20 years ago, is for sale for $2.6 million. It sits on 80 acres.