Agave or centenarian is a rather bizarre plant, known in the field of landscaping and landscape design with its Latin name Agave Americana. In natural conditions it is an attractive garden plant.
This plant makes incredibly beautiful compositions and combinations with abundantly flowering garden plants, is often used for landscaping of a villa or house, landscaping of gardens in residences and other representative green areas, landscaping of cafes and restaurants.
In general, the agave is an evergreen plant (which means that in winter its leaves do not fall off, but are preserved in the same form as they are in other seasons). It forms extremely interesting rosettes, which are composed of broad lanceolate leaves with sharp tips.
There is an accessory that is almost always present when you do landscaping of a villa – a retaining wall. To be attractive a retaining wall in the yard or garden, it must be built of quality and effective materials (as in the photos taken by Mason2008, AlexWitherspoon and Hitchster).
Some professionals in the field of landscape design and landscaping even make combinations of these materials, which are quite successful. But undoubtedly the most beautiful and environmentally friendly remains the retaining wall, built of natural stone, this is already a wonderful finish spruce decoration of the yard and garden.
Retaining wallThe main rules we must follow when building retaining walls are: small stones should not be used, the stones should be uniform (to be of the same type), it is best to order the stones from the nearby quarry or from specialized shops, if possible choose the stones yourself, be on site when the stones are delivered to you, put the biggest stones at the bottom (as a base), because this way the wall becomes much more stable.