This newly built home sits overlooking a lake, requiring several tumbled retaining walls and natural stone staircases. Also incorporated in the project was a paver patio for entertaining and a firepit overlooking the lake.

This newly built home sits overlooking a lake, requiring several tumbled retaining walls and natural stone staircases. Also incorporated in the project was a paver patio for entertaining and a firepit overlooking the lake.

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.

A contemporary style patio with a raised garden bed, stone retaining wall and stone fire pit surround. See 7 ways to make your patio even more awesome.

7 DIY Ways To Make Your Patio Awesome

A contemporary style patio with a raised garden bed, stone retaining wall and stone fire pit surround. See 7 ways to make your patio even more awesome.

Carey Ezell Landscape Design. Granite terrace and steps with field stone retaining wall and upper lawn surrounded by Frasier firs, Arborvitae 'Dark American', Rhododendron, variegated dogwood, holly, boxwood, and siberian cypress. Wall planted with Lady's mantle, boxwood and Japanese fern grass

Carey Ezell Landscape Design. Granite terrace and steps with field stone retaining wall and upper lawn surrounded by Frasier firs, Arborvitae 'Dark American', Rhododendron, variegated dogwood, holly, boxwood, and siberian cypress. Wall planted with Lady's mantle, boxwood and Japanese fern grass

curved built-in bench in retaining wall.  I like the shape, but would chose different materials.

curved built-in bench in retaining wall. I like the shape, but would chose different materials.

The Rosetta® Belvedere collection is an ideal choice for garden retaining walls. Featuring multiple unit sizes along with an industry-leading 64 unique stone textures, the Belvedere collection provides an incredibly natural look.

The Rosetta® Belvedere collection is an ideal choice for garden retaining walls. Featuring multiple unit sizes along with an industry-leading 64 unique stone textures, the Belvedere collection provides an incredibly natural look.

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