I'm going to turn my ugly cinder blocks into this!

I'm going to turn my ugly cinder blocks into this!

Retaining wall idea: simple, inexpensive, durable, non-toxic, and easy to assemble retaining wall constructed using hollow concrete blocks. Because the blocks have been laid on their side, sloped backwards toward the hillside, you can plant vegetation in the their hollows exposed to the front. As vegetation is established, this will become a living wall. Similar technique to fashion steps as well.

Retaining wall idea: simple, inexpensive, durable, non-toxic, and easy to assemble retaining wall constructed using hollow concrete blocks. Because the blocks have been laid on their side, sloped backwards toward the hillside, you can plant vegetation in the their hollows exposed to the front. As vegetation is established, this will become a living wall. Similar technique to fashion steps as well.

Retaining wall with staircase- the basic idea but using wood to frame with stones in the center

Retaining wall with staircase- the basic idea but using wood to frame with stones in the center

20 Inspiring Tips for Building a DIY Retaining Wall - All you need are some cement blocks and the strength to stack them! These cement blocks will provide a nice finished look

20 Inspiring Tips for Building a DIY Retaining Wall

20 Inspiring Tips for Building a DIY Retaining Wall - All you need are some cement blocks and the strength to stack them! These cement blocks will provide a nice finished look

how to build a retaining wall using wall blocks

how to build a retaining wall using wall blocks

How Do I Erect a Fence? | Fences & Stone Walls | Yard & Garden | This Old House

How Do I Erect a Fence?

How Do I Erect a Fence? | Fences & Stone Walls | Yard & Garden | This Old House

Add cap blocks to the top row of a block or stone retaining wall. You can add a layer of masonry adhesive to hold them in place, then back fill. Or you can backfill as you go, then add the cap. Either way, it provides a nice finished look, much like edging added to a paver patio.

10 Things You Must Know About Retaining Walls

Add cap blocks to the top row of a block or stone retaining wall. You can add a layer of masonry adhesive to hold them in place, then back fill. Or you can backfill as you go, then add the cap. Either way, it provides a nice finished look, much like edging added to a paver patio.

landscape blocks | The Proper Installation of Retaining Block Walls

landscape blocks | The Proper Installation of Retaining Block Walls

How to Properly Do a Retaining Wall... I like the look with caps :)

How to Properly Do a Retaining Wall... I like the look with caps :)

Building a Concrete-block Retaining Wall - Building Masonry Walls - Patios, Walkways, Walls & Masonry. DIY Advice

Building a Concrete-block Retaining Wall - Building Masonry Walls - Patios, Walkways, Walls & Masonry. DIY Advice

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