When it comes to garden walls or garden edging, stacked stone walls are the most common choice. This is because they are low cost as well as low maintenance. However, if you still need help covering the cost of the project, look into title loan requirements and see if you can finance the cost. And there are versatile ways of how to add some such walls in the garden and today we would like to give you several tips that you should know.
Stone edging in the landscape can help you establish borders between garden areas and lawn. And the best thing of all, you don’t even need to use mortar to build a stone border. You can use stone as a low retaining wall for flower bed, a fire pit, as outdoor seating, water feature etc. We have made a collection of versatile such stone stacked walls that may get you inspired to make such wall in your garden too. Check them out!
Tips Of How To Build Stacked Stone Walls
So, the first thing that you need to determine is the length, height and location of the retaining wall. Take these measurements to a stone supply yard and choose the material for the project. Once they have delivered the material to the project site dig a footing. You should start the wall 3”-6” below grade so that it cannot be shifted at its base. The wall needs to be laid just like a brick wall – one over two, two over one.
Retaining walls will require some amount of batter – about 1” back for every 12” height. And you should of course, look for tie through stones. These stones go all the way through the wall to help bind it together. Stones should also lie flat or pitch back. They shouldn’t pitch out because they will cause the stones on top of them to slide outward and destroy the wall. Also, make sure to place large stones on the bottom for a strong base.
When building a dry stacked wall, the stones always lie down flat, so the face is the largest flattest edge. Fill the center of the wall with tight fitting stones and level off with dirt. After that, fill any cracks with small slivers to help tighten the wall and increase its structural integrity. To iluminate the space and make it more welcoming, you can add solar tiki torches.
Stacked Stone Fire Pits
As we have already said above, you can use stone as a low retaining wall for flower bed, water feature, as outdoor seating and even for a fire pit. Fire pits are a common part of yards, because they can create a more welcoming and inviting atmosphere. And you can either buy some or maybe even try to make some out of stones. Here are several such ideas.
Stacked stone walls are quite popular nowadays and they can definitely add up to the landscape look. The above tips will help you build one on your own, so make sure you follow them. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to stay up to date with the content of Top Dreamer to find many other ideas for your outdoor space.