DIY Landscaping Retaining Wall


Before building this retaining wall, you could barely see our plants. Now, it gives them some height & added a little more curb appeal to the front yard. To see more & a quick version of how we created it, go to my blog
http://designedtodwell.blogspot.com/2011/06/so-i-finally-convinced-my-husband-to.html
Now all of our plantings are level!
Before our plantings went down hill & you couldn't see them from the road.
Retaining wall built with pavers. The basic steps were to dig out the area & add some sand to level the blocks. Once they were all in place, he added tiny pea gravel to help with drainage & then filled it with topsoil until it was level with the rest of the ground.
landscaping retaining wall

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Brandon Earley
    on Jun 30, 2016

    how are the stones holding up?

    • Wendy W
      on Jul 5, 2016

      They are holding up great! Still looks the same as it did in 2011.

  • MU88
    on Mar 18, 2018

    How long did it take you to complete and do you consider yourself to be a novice, intermediate or skilled landscaper

    • Wendy W
      on Mar 19, 2018

      We finished the whole project in a weekend. This was our first time doing anything like this, so I would say we are novice at landscaping.

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2 of 6 comments
  • Wendy W
    on Jul 8, 2012

    Thanks! He did a great job & yes, the curb appeal has improved greatly!

  • Ivory
    on Jul 19, 2016

    I love it. Wow!

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