A yard with a steep slope can be difficult to landscape. Build a block retaining wall to add level tiers to your yard, which prevent erosion and provide a perfect place for a flower garden.
Photo by Scott Costello
Engineering your retaining wall is the most important part of the process, as a well-constructed wall should support a substantial weight of soil and plants. Proper drainage is vital to the long-term success of your wall.
Consider hiring a landscape architect to assist in design and planning. It’s possible that your expectations are beyond your DIY skill levels, which is always best to know before you start building.
Expect to spend a weekend or two to build this project. This Old House has a great video at the link below with in-depth instructions on constructing a block retaining wall.
How to Build a Retaining Wall [This Old House]