Instead of using stone or timbers, make an attractive, long-lasting retaining wall from pressure-treated 2x4s, plywood and trim boards. Construction is fast and simple, and the materials are much lighter to work with. Gardens Ideas, Projects, Retaining Walls, Outdoor, The Family Handyman, Curb Appeal, House Stuff, Families Handyman, Yards Ideas
When building a retaining wall, lay perforated drainage tubing at the base of the wall slightly above ground level so runoff can drain out without undermining your wall
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If you're stuck with a sloping front yard, a retaining wall and sidewalk garden can be the perfect solution for tough mowing. Here, a simple concrete retaining wall is dressed up with a variety of beautiful blooms.