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Top 5 Retaining Wall Block Designs For Your Home

These days, landscape architects often incorporate retaining wall block designs into their plans even when they aren’t called for by the presence of a sloping block or other environmental issue. They have become as much a decorative feature as a patio or a garden bed. But what has caused this? Believe it or not, the addition of a wall can do wonders for your home’s landscape. In this list, we’ve covered our top 5 ways to incorporate these designs into your property:



  1. Circular Garden Bed
    Did you know that the blocks can be stacked in such a way that they create a circular garden bed? This can add some real interest to your landscape, becoming a focal and talking point. To make the garden stand out even more, choose stones that haven’t been used in the surrounding area (although ensure that they complement whatever materials you’ve used elsewhere around your property).

  2. Terraced Wall
    Even if you don’t require a retaining wall, the addition of a low one can really add to the appearance of your property. By terracing it (which means that the heights are staggered, similarly to steps), you can further enhance the appeal. Use the space created by the blocks as a garden bed, a raised patio or even just plant lawn – what you do with the space once the walls are created is entirely up to you.

  3. Large Stone Blocks
    Why not think outside the box and erect a garden bed using large stone blocks instead of any old material? The gaps naturally occurring between the blocks will allow for drainage, whilst a pebble trim around the outside will add the perfect finishing touch. This could be the perfect option for more contemporary homes looking for a rustic edge or if you’re going for more of a desert landscape (as is popular in America).

  4. Feature Wall
    Why not erect a feature wall that provides the perfect backdrop for your garden? A retaining wall can be used as a display stand, ensuring that the wall is all on the same level, as well as helping to draw the eye in to the desired area. The addition of a path or stepping stones will further help to draw the eye. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you could even add a water feature in the way of a waterfall or spout.

  5. Arched Walls
    Although an arched wall serves no practical purpose (at least, in most cases), they can add some real character to a property. Consider adding them in areas where you would otherwise have laid flat lawn – follow the same curve with the soil behind and plant some grass; eventually you’ll have some rolling hills of your very own! Just ensure that you don’t make the arch too pronounced; it should look fairly natural.


If you’re looking for more inspiration on retaining wall block designs, all you need to do is pick up a magazine or surf the internet – there dozens of ideas that you could choose from, and all of them will enhance the appearance of your property. Just remember to check with your local council before building one of these walls – a building permit is not always required for such projects, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry!



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