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.
When it came time to design a wall for my own yard, I went looking for something with a little more texture and style but with the same mass and power as a standard style wall. I found it, and all it took was standing those 6-by-6s on their head. See how I build my retaining wall.
A retaining wall is the ideal way to control erosion or level a sloping yard. Composite timbers made from recycled materials are a wonderful material choice because they do not decompose.
We will show you how to build an attractive retaining wall that is firm, solid and will stand the test of time. This DIY retaining wall features a solid base, compacted base material and good drainage. The masonry wall looks great from the front, too, and will enhance the look of your yard.
How to make a set of wide retaining steps. These retaining wall steps are made up of a series of 4 x4 inch posts laid horizontally on firmly shaped ground. The steps are easy to make and give a nice solid effect which becomes any garden.
Here is one way to tame a slope, with a retaining wall.
How to build a retaining wall from lightweight treated lumber.
A pleasing decorative feature that is an asset to any yard, it is also a serious retaining wall that will stop an existing hill from sliding, or provide strong support for new landscaping.
How to make a seat height garden retaining wall.