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.

Retaining wall, bluestone capped seating wall was created using natural fieldstone to give the appearance of a stone stacked wall that was built long ago.

Retaining wall, bluestone capped seating wall was created using natural fieldstone to give the appearance of a stone stacked wall that was built long ago.

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.

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.

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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