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Retaining Wall ideas & DIY Garden Walls for your home

Retaining walls are often required to solve many common backyard problems but just because they’re functional, it doesn’t mean they have to be ugly. Adbri Masonry produce a range of concrete retaining wall blocks with lots of colour options and textures to choose from when you’re ready to buy!

Benefits of retaining walls and garden walls

  • Retain sloping and unstable land where soil erosion occurs
  • Hold soil in and stop garden beds from washing away
  • Reclaim sloped land by levelling your block for more usable area
  • Build raised garden beds and planter boxes to bring in premium soils
  • Build garden walls to plant out screening plants and trees to block the neighbours
  • Create elevation, levels and a step change in your garden for enhanced design


Check out this gallery of retaining wall ideas for backyards of any size:

There are many types of retaining wall systems available from concrete sleepers and segmental block systems to Besser® block retaining walls and natural sandstone blocks. The type of retaining wall you choose will largely be determined by the walls required height, your budget and if you are installing the project DIY or if you are hiring a contractor.

How high can I build a retaining wall – this is the number one question we get asked and for good reason, required wall height will determine what concrete block product you can use, and also, if you need to go to council for approval and engineering sign off before building your wall. The good news is, most Adbri Masonry retaining wall blocks can be engineered to go higher than their maximum stated gravity wall heights.

While many retaining walls are ‘forced’ purchases, required to fix problems in the backyard, concrete retaining wall blocks can also be used for practical projects such as;

Garden walls – low height garden walls to create garden beds that are straight or curved

Planter boxes / Veggie Gardens – grow your own herbs, fruit and vegetables at home

Screening walls – build a garden wall in front of your fence line and plant out with shrubs and trees that will grow up and block out the neighbours, providing more privacy for your family.

Garden steps – retaining wall blocks with speciality corner units can be used to create steps in the garden to traverse level changes

Seating walls – well designed gardens can see concrete retaining walls double as informal bench seating, a great way to accommodate more people without cluttering your space with furniture

Retaining walls solve many common home landscaping problems but because they serve an important functional purpose and have engineering and technical considerations, it is vital that you do your research before choosing a retaining wall system. You can download this FREE guide to learn everything there is to know about retaining walls and concrete retaining wall blocks.

How to build retaining walls – a step by step guide with instructions for DIY retaining walls

Best Retaining Wall Blocks for Backyard Garden Walls and Retaining Projects:

Versawall®

Natural Impressions® Flagstone

Eziwall

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