Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are practical and beautiful elements to include in a landscape. They can help solve a variety of problems and offer unique planting opportunities as well. A retaining wall can be a good do-it-yourself project for a variety of skill levels. Get started on yours with our retaining wall ideas.

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How to Build a Dry-Set Stone Wall
No mortar, no problem. This easy technique will help you build a stone wall quickly and painlessly.
How to Lay a Mortared Stone Wall
This simple stone wall does more than divide a garden or mark boundaries—it lends romance to a backyard. Learn how to build one for instant appeal.
How to Build a Concrete Retaining Wall
Add privacy and support to your yard with this DIY outdoor project.
How to Build a Concrete Wall for Your Own Private Backyard Retreat
Bring privacy to your outdoor living space with a DIY cinderblock wall.
How to Repair a Stone Wall
Frost heave, erosion, and gradual deterioration are all common stone wall problems. Here's how to make the needed repairs to keep your wall looking as good as it did the day you built it.
How to Build an Interlocking Retaining Wall
Build a strong, stylish retaining wall without mortar. We'll show you how.
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How to Build a Retaining Wall
Looking for ideas for a sloped yard? Conquer a problem slope by installing a concrete-block retaining wall—you'll add space, structure, and value to your backyard. Our tips for building a retaining wall will help you make the most of your outdoor space while sticking to a budget.
Stone Wall Ideas
Create a long-lasting and elegant enclosure by adding a stone wall to your yard.