Come see how to build a retaining wall. Our beautifully curved retaining wall features a top cap to make it more comfortable for sitting, steps for access to the garden, and a buried drain pipe for water runoff, plus a tip on how to keep spiders from moving in.
How to Build a Retaining Wall
using RumbleStone Rustic Building Blocks by Pavestone
We worked in partnership with Pavestone on this project. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Read our full disclosure policy here.
Designing our small backyard for certain purposes made the yard feel bigger and made it much more usable! We strongly suggest you draw out a final plan for your yard so that you will love it as much as we love ours!
Here’s our sketch of the entire back yard plan:
In the design, the retaining wall is right in the middle, wrapping around an existing pear tree with a fire pit nearby. These are two of the main architectural elements that we