Elmhurst, IL

Retaining Wall Services

Elmhurst, IL

When it comes to creating a beautiful outdoor space, softscape design can make all the difference. Our softscaping services are tailored to your unique needs and preferences, and are designed to enhance the natural beauty of your property. Whether you're looking to add more privacy to your yard or you want to create a low-maintenance garden, our expert team will work with you to bring your vision to life. 

Our softscape design services are all about creating an environment that you can take pride in, providing a peaceful and relaxing retreat that you and your loved ones can enjoy. Let us help you create an outdoor space filled with natural beauty and charm that will last for years to come.

Installing a Landscape Retaining Wall

Installing a landscape retaining wall can not only help you transform your sloped yard into a well-structured, beautiful exterior, but it can also solve common drainage and erosion problems. Our retaining wall installation services are most frequently requested for the following reasons:

A Sloped Yard Needs a Landscaping Makeover

Do you have a sloped yard that has never been properly landscaped because of the awkward pitch? It is very common for homeowners and commercial property managers to feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to design an exterior landscape when varying elevations are involved. Luckily, this is our forte! We are experts at utilizing a combination of beautifully built brick or natural stone retaining walls and plant beds to transform a boring yard into a stunning masterpiece.

Steep Elevations Are Causing Soil Erosion & Drainage Issues

When yards are elevated, gravity pulls water downward resulting in a loss of water and soil nutrients for plants and trees on higher ground. As a result, property owners may find that plants in a higher elevation die off and standing water at the base of the yard becomes a problem. Fortunately, our retaining wall and drainage systems resolve these issues for good. A retaining wall will reduce natural erosion and give your exterior a charming design.

An Existing Retaining Wall is Deteriorating or Out of Style

Retaining walls in older homes and commercial properties can become dated or decrepit over the years. If you’re looking for a retaining wall makeover to freshen up your exterior and ensure safety on your property, we’re here to help. We’ll work closely with you to design the perfect replacement that fits with the style of your home or building.

Paver Walls Landscaping

While a classic retaining wall can be a lovely addition to any property, we love to take the entire design one step further with the addition of plant beds in between or surrounding the retention structure. By incorporating live plants, shrubs, flowers and mulch, we’re able to add color, dimension and interest to your overall landscaping look.

In addition to incorporating live plants, we can also design your retaining wall with natural outcropping stone to give it a more rustic, organic feel.

Whether your style is more sleek and modern, traditional or rustic, we have a retaining wall solution that will reflect your taste and coordinate with your home’s architectural design.


Our yard had retained some damage from recent repair projects and was in need of grading and sodding. Additionally we had a failing retaining wall in need of a rebuild along with removal of some old flagstone borders. The courteous and professional staff had the work done in a day and on budget! They also explained to me that my retaining wall was failing due to improper drainage. In the course of rebuilding the wall they added a drain feature. I would hire them again myself as well as recommend them to anyone.

Dave D. Lombard

Mike from Ross and Jacks Landscaping exceeded expectations with the quality of work I expected form a drainage system and a retaining wall. Even when the problem was not 100% alleviated Mike made sure to troubleshoot and go above and beyond till the problem was fixed! Always kept me up to date with the status of the projects and offered me his expert opinion when choices had to be made (he's always pretty much right, just listen to him). Will only use Mike from Ross and Jacks from now on for my future outdoor projects! Thanks Mike and staff!!! Pictures do not do the work justice, have already had multiple neighbors and village inspector compliment the quality of work and material.


We used Ross and Jack's this summer to install a dry well, build a retaining wall, grade the yard and lay down new sod and mulch. Michael and his crew were wonderdul to work with every step of the way! I only have positive things to say and look forward to them helping with a few more landscaping measures next spring.

Michele H. Elmhurst

We have used Ross & Jack's since we moved to our home 5 years ago. We have used them to resod our lawn, build a retaining wall and plant a row of privacy trees. The work Michael and his team do has always impressed me as well as the quality of the materials used. We plan to do other projects with them in the near future. I highly recommend Ross and Jack's.

Mark K. Hinsdale

Excellent work in landscaping and upgrading our outdoor drainage system; and very good at dealing with the village permitting process.

Cindy H. La Grange

Ross and Jack's did an excellent job on my drainage and dry well. They were professional, priced right, clean, and timely. Michael helped with the permitting and consulted me throughout the process to make sure everything was done according to my desires. I would definitely use them again and recommend them.

Sean S. Elmhurst

Retaining Wall Projects

Click on the Retaining Walls & Drainage category to view our past retaining wall projects.

We Put Customers First

At Ross & Jack's Landscaping, we are proud to offer an unmatched customer experience. Our dedication to client satisfaction distinguishes us from other landscaping companies. The key to our success is our attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile for our clients.

We understand that every client is unique, and we strive to make their outdoor spaces reflect their vision and exceed their expectations. Our extensive experience in the industry gives us the knowledge and expertise to assist our clients in realizing their dream landscapes.

We offer comprehensive services to both residential and commercial clients, including both initial landscape design and long-term grounds maintenance; making us their one-stop solution for all their landscaping needs.

Reclaim Your Weekends

In addition to delivering an exceptional landscaping service to our clients and providing them a gorgeous exterior to appreciate, one of our main goals is to help our clients to reclaim their free time to actually enjoy their outdoor property. We accomplish this by taking the burden of upkeep off their shoulders and ensuring their grounds are always in tip top condition.

Our passion for creating beautiful outdoor spaces is evident in our work, as supported by a talented crew of landscape professionals well-versed in all aspects of our services. Our mission is to assist our clients, whether residential or commercial, and to make their outdoor spaces the best they can be. We invite you to experience the Ross & Jack’s difference for yourself. Whether you want to enhance the beauty of your home or create a welcoming environment for your commercial property, our team of experts is here to provide you with the level of service you deserve.

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Lawn and Garden Maintenance

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Decoration and

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Design and

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locations serviced

  • Elmhurst

  • Villa Park

  • Addison

  • Bloomingdale

  • Roselle

  • Medinah

  • Itasca

  • Westchester

  • Franklin Park

  • Melrose Park

  • Northlake

  • La Grange*

  • Glen Ellyn*

  • Lombard*

  • Oakbrook Terrace*

  • Oakbrook*

  • Western Springs*

  • Hinsdale*

    *Landscape Design only

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