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15 DIY Retaining Walls To Add Value To Your Landscape

Trees, shrubs and flowers are not the only things which can add beauty and value to your landscape. A retaining wall can increase property value while it provides a functional service in your landscape too. The retaining wall design does not have to be ugly or plain, but can become a beautiful focal point in your yard. Use these tips, instructions and ideas for building a retaining wall in your landscape that will serve a functional purpose and look great while doing it.

  1. Dry Stacked Retaining Wall

Step-by-step instructions will show you how to build this short, dry stacked retaining wall from fieldstone.

Dry Stacked Retaining Wall

  1. Mortarless Retaining Wall

This is a great choice for a garden retaining wall for tiered gardening. This new retaining wall is created without mortar and provides the look of old world charm while helping to prevent soil erosion.

Mortarless Retaining Wall

  1. Stack Wood Retaining Wall

This retaining wall idea uses wood instead of rock to create. Easy DIY project will enable to you to keep soil and plants right where you want them with a minimal investment of time and energy.

Stack Wood Retaining Wall

  1. Railroad Tie Retaining Wall

Easy, practical and the treated timers will last forever as they retain the soil. Railroad ties make heavy-duty barricades to keep the soil from eroding. The treated timers will also  help prevent garden pests from eating away at the wood and infesting surrounding plant life.

Railroad Tie Retaining Wall

  1. Timber Retaining Wall

Use these detailed, step-by-steps instructions on how to build a retaining wall from timber to create your own landscape masterpiece.

Timber Retaining Wall

  1. Cinder Block Retaining Wall

If cinder blocks are your preferred choice of building material, these detailed instructions will show you how to build a functional and beautiful cinder block retaining wall.

Cinder Block Retaining Wall

  1. Stackable Rock Retaining Wall

Stackable rock allows you to create a retaining wall design that curves and flows with the natural landscape. Stackable to any height or design, use this DIY design idea and create your own unique retaining wall.

Stackable Rock Retaining Wall

  1. Rock Retaining Wall Video

Create a beautiful rock retaining wall with this detailed instructional video. Written instructions are also on this website so you get all the visual details you will need for your DIY project.

Rock Retaining Wall Video1

  1. Strong and Beautiful Retaining Wall

When you have a lot of soil that needs to be retained, only the strongest retaining wall can do the job. These step-by-step instructions will show you why you may need a stronger retaining wall and how to build one with the strength that will stand the test of time.

Strong and Beautiful Retaining Wall

  1. Interlocking Block Retaining Wall

Interlocking blocks allow you to build a concrete retaining wall without having to pour concrete and without having to use mortar. The interlocking blocks lock into each other so you can create a strong concrete retaining wall in the desired height.

Interlocking Block Retaining Wall

  1. Post and Plank Retaining Wall

When a strong and extreme retaining wall is needed to hold back the soil, this post and plank method will do the job attractively. Built with the same design as seawalls, this post and plank can retain all the soil you’ll ever need it to.

Post and Plank Retaining Wall

  1. Small Concrete Retaining Wall

When all you need is a small retaining wall this poured concrete DIY model will work nicely. Step-by-step pictorial instructions will have your retaining wall up in no time.

Small Concrete Retaining Wall

  1. Landscape Blocks Retaining Wall

Landscape blocks can do much more than just edge a flower bed, they are also great for building a decorative retaining wall. Made from pre-cast concrete, landscape blocks come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes.

Landscape Blocks Retaining Wall

  1. Timber and Post Retaining Wall

The same design as the post and plank retaining wall, but on a smaller scale. This wood retaining wall can be built in two weekends and without the aid of any heavy equipment.

Landscape Blocks Retaining Wall

  1. Flower Bed Retaining Wall

Build attractive and functional flower beds with these DIY instructions. Interlocking blocks can be stacked, cut and shaped to create any flower bed you want and the blocks are strong enough to stand up to all the dirt and plants you can fit inside the the flower bed.

Flower Bed Retaining Wall

2 Responses

  1. Charles E. Lewis
    Charles E. Lewis at |

    Of all the great ideas you showed, you did not give any info on the first picture of the retaining wall showing was looks to be rebar frame and rip rap. Is the rebar set in concrete, how deep is it set etc.


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