Cross section of a wooden retaining wall. Wooden frame built from treated lumber, set on stone/gravel, and the back & bottom of frame is wrapped with weather proof material. Cheaper & lighter than stone wall

How to Build a Retaining Wall

Cross section of a wooden retaining wall. Wooden frame built from treated lumber, set on stone/gravel, and the back & bottom of frame is wrapped with weather proof material. Cheaper & lighter than stone wall

Carey Ezell Landscape Design. Granite terrace and steps with field stone retaining wall and upper lawn surrounded by Frasier firs, Arborvitae 'Dark American', Rhododendron, variegated dogwood, holly, boxwood, and siberian cypress. Wall planted with Lady's mantle, boxwood and Japanese fern grass

Carey Ezell Landscape Design. Granite terrace and steps with field stone retaining wall and upper lawn surrounded by Frasier firs, Arborvitae 'Dark American', Rhododendron, variegated dogwood, holly, boxwood, and siberian cypress. Wall planted with Lady's mantle, boxwood and Japanese fern grass

Level uneven landscapes while adding sculptural definition with a retaining wall. | Illustration: Rodica Prato | We show you how @ thisoldhouse.com

All About Retaining Walls

Level uneven landscapes while adding sculptural definition with a retaining wall. | Illustration: Rodica Prato | We show you how @ thisoldhouse.com

Tools & materials • Basic tools (carpenter’s level, tape measure, garden shovel, trenching spade, wheelbarrow, garden hoe, garden rake) • Rented plate compactor • Stakes • String • Line level • Landscape fabric • Compactible gravel • Interlocking block • Perforated drain tile • Gravel • Hand tamp • Construction-grade adhesive • Capstones • Caulk... Read more

Tools & materials • Basic tools (carpenter’s level, tape measure, garden shovel, trenching spade, wheelbarrow, garden hoe, garden rake) • Rented plate compactor • Stakes • String • Line level • Landscape fabric • Compactible gravel • Interlocking block • Perforated drain tile • Gravel • Hand tamp • Construction-grade adhesive • Capstones • Caulk... Read more

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