Gabion Walls – What They Are And How To Use Them In Your Landscape
Ever used the term “gabion wall”? Sounds a little strange but it’s basically just the marriage between rocks and wire. These two simple materials are very familiar and, taken separately, they can be very useful and versatile when it comes to DIY projects. But what about the two combined? This duo also offers a lot of possibilities. Gabion walls are probably the most familiar project in this sense.They’re built of galvanized steel baskets filled with rocks. They’re very flexible in size and appearance and they can be very useful in outdoor spaces.
Walls and dividers.
Gabions are wonderful features for the garden. Use them to contain your outdoor spaces and to delimit the different functions. Their versatility also allows you to use them when building decks and patios. Just decide on the size and shape of the walls you want to build
You can fill these structures with any type of rock. Use big rocks if you prefer a more industrial look and smaller ones if you wish to create a more subtle visual impact. You can built the walls as high and as big as you want. Just make sure they’re sturdy and stable. If you’re building a big wall, then you can be clever and fill the center with something inexpensive and pour the high-quality stone where it can actually be seen
This contemporary deck wonderfully integrates the stone and wire walls. They are used as small partitions and the river stones used inside are the same ones used for the flooring. It’s a very nice match.
Feel free to also include other materials in your project. For example, add some wood. Alternate the materials, colors and textures for an eye-catching effect. The stone and wire wall can also simply be an accent feature in a more complex structure