When I first came to this yard I was crestfallen that a this poor house had to live behind such walls. There is a street on the upper side of the walls, so an engineer thought they should be substantial. But I put on my thinking cap and came up with a few ideas to take the eye away from the over powering wall.
The eye follows the path to the water feature. The water feature is raised to give it more emphasis than the wall. From the water feature, the eye is drawn to the elevated trees in the background. Adding a couple feet of soil to the back area made the new trees appear to be taller than they are and the wall less looming.
Woody’s Custom Landscaping of Battleground did the installation