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Retaining Wall Garden


Name: Retaining Wall Garden

Open to the public? No

County: Davidson

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8a

Extension Demonstration Garden? No

Approximate year the garden/landscape was established: 2006

What to look for: This brick retaining wall on High Rock Lake is planted with a variety of plants that enjoy good drainage. An important job of this planting is to prevent water runoff from the lawn and surrounding area.

Horticulture: These plants were chosen because under a thin layer of soil is fast-draining shale. There are mature pines and oaks that provide shade for part of the day. The brick wall faces south and west, so the sun-loving plants receive an adequate amount of light to keep them happy.