Independence Landscape is a full-service, residential lawn and landscape company in Northern Virginia. When you choose Independence to maintain your yard, you also gain access to our team of master craftsmen. We design and install top-quality retaining walls and many other landscape and hardscape projects to improve the function, flow and appearance of your yard. Contact us today for an estimate.

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OUR Process

Our team is committed to building a durable retaining wall that blends seamlessly with the surrounding area. Here is what you can expect:

Your dedicated Account Manager visits your property to learn more about your desires and assess your project area for slope, drainage and any existing landscaping or hardscaping. You can review options together for shape, dimensions and materials.
Estimate & Design
Soon after, you receive a detailed estimate for your retaining wall project. Depending on the size and complexity, we might recommend that our Senior Landscape Designer produce a formal design that connects other hardscape, landscape and/or drainage elements.
After you approve, we order your materials and assign a skilled masonry crew to handle your project. As the target date approaches, your Account Manager will keep in touch in case any last-minute adjustments are needed.
Our expert masonry crew begins installing your retaining wall using industry-leading equipment and materials. To ensure things go as planned, your Account Manager will stop by the job site frequently. Our crews are efficient, courteous and tidy up your job site at the end of each day.
You and your neighbors will notice the cohesive, finished look that your new retaining wall brings to your yard. If you ever have questions or concerns about your completed project, reach out to us anytime.

Our Commitment

At Independence Landscape, we show up on time and follow through on our commitments. You can expect your Account Manager to communicate clearly and responsively, and to be available when needed for advice. Our crews are dependable, friendly and attentive to detail. We are here for the long haul, and pledge to get the job done right.



“I can’t say enough great things about Independence. You recently built our beautiful stone retaining wall and patio for my hot tub and did a fantastic job. Your attention to detail was astounding.”

– Robert P., Springfield

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many options. Most often, we use top-of-the-line retaining wall block, which comes in a wide variety of shapes, textures and colors. If you prefer a more natural look, we also build retaining walls using stacked stone (fieldstone or colonial thinstone), veneer stone, brick or timbers. Your Account Manager can help you find the best option for your style, budget and functional needs. Check out our gallery for inspiration.

Retaining walls are typically designed to retain soil in a sloped area. Often they double as decorative, built-in planters or a perimeter for a landscape bed or patio. Our team has years of experience bringing new life to boring or underutilized yards, and retaining walls add structure and dimension to these projects.

Most of our retaining walls are combined with other hardscape, landscape or drainage elements as part of a larger project. Hardscape projects often connect retaining walls with patios, walkways, steps, seating, built-in planters and fire pits. Since most retaining walls are built in sloped areas with drainage issues, they may incorporate grading, downspout extensions, French drains and sodding. If you need help casting a vision for your outdoor area, talk with your Account Manager. When jobs get more complex, our Senior Landscape Designer can create a cohesive design that meets your needs and is built to last. 

We do not offer one-time projects because our existing clients are our top priority—our business is built on these long-term relationships. We are happy to meet with you to discuss your desired retaining wall project as long as you are willing to consider us for a maintenance service, such as weekly mowing or our Lawn Care Program.

Your dedicated Account Manager serves as your point of contact from initial consultation to completion. Communication is not just a buzzword for our team at Independence—over and over, clients tell us our responsiveness sets us apart. Feel free to reach out to your Account Manager anytime.

Our masons are some of the most skilled craftsmen in the industry, and are among our longest-tenured employees. Their experience and attention to detail shows up in the finished product. While installing your retaining wall, they may suggest improvements based on their expertise with difficult cuts, angles and transitions. To ensure your project goes as planned, your Account Manager communicates daily with the masonry crew and visits the project site frequently.

If your retaining wall is made from wall block, you may notice a powdery, white deposit build on the surface soon after installation. This is called efflorescence—it is completely natural, and will wash away and disappear within a few months. Efflorescence is a buildup of lime or water soluble calcium oxide that rises to the surface of all concrete products and is visible only when dry. It does not affect the performance or durability of your pavers.

Trust The Experts

If you want an attractive retaining wall that is built to last, turn to the professionals. When you choose Independence for recurring maintenance, you get access to our team of expert craftsmen for custom projects. For many years, we have built beautiful, functional and safe retaining walls, often connecting to other landscape, hardscape or drainage elements to transform your yard. Contact us today to get started.