Retaining Wall Block Design: Get Creative!

Mutual Materials ManorStone® Retaining Wall With Stairs

While you can use retaining wall blocks for their intended purpose, we always encourage customers to get creative with their retaining wall ideas. Did you know that retaining wall blocks can be used to create raised garden beds, water features, stairs, seating, fire pits, and more? No matter what kind of retaining wall design you are looking to implement, segmental retaining wall blocks are an easy to install, durable, and appealing choice for your outdoor space.

Retaining Wall Blocks

Mutual Materials StackStone® Retaining Wall Raised Garden Bed
Mutual Materials StackStone® Retaining Wall Raised Garden Bed

Gardening

Retaining wall blocks are easy to build with because they can be stacked, moved, and extended. They are better for drainage, durable, and provide design flexibility at a relatively low price. A retaining wall is a functional landscaping and hardscaping choice for garden design, as well as being beautiful. Check out our article on retaining walls for organic gardening for more details!

Retaining walls can be used to section off landscaping and build a flower bed, garden wall, or a raised garden bed. They can also be used to create garden benches or lay out a garden path.

Fighting Erosion

Retaining walls are great where extra support is needed and stabilizing a slope to prevent the soil from moving downhill with erosion. Retaining walls can also used for terraces, providing more usable space where there previously was little.

ManorStone

Paths and Driveways

Support the edges of a path or concrete driveway with a small retaining wall. Not only will it support the soil and material, it will also add an extra layer of beauty and curb appeal.

Mutual Materials ManorStone Seating Wall Along Driveway
Mutual Materials ManorStone Seating Wall Along Driveway

Patio and Yard Design

Create a beautiful sectioned-off desired patio area using retaining wall blocks. Add steps, seating, or edges with interlocking blocks and caps to your backyard landscaping design. Make a flagstone path to complete the look!

CornerStone

Stairs and Steps

Add some character to your house by adding stand-alone stairs out of retaining wall blocks and caps. A much simpler landscaping design process than pouring concrete!

For patios and yards, steps and columns can provide a personal touch. Easy to install and something that you can DIY, it is less time consuming that wood, brick, or concrete.

Mutual Materials CornerStone® Near Vertical Retaining Wall
Mutual Materials CornerStone® Near Vertical Retaining Wall

Water Features

For those looking for more creative landscaping ideas, did you know that our retaining wall blocks can be used to create beautiful water features? Create your own tranquil water feature by adding a plastic liner to the inside of your formation created with retaining wall blocks.

StackStone

Fire Pits and Seating

Add a retaining wall and columns next to or around your fire pit for built-in, elevated seating.

Mutual Materials StackStone Retaining Wall Firepit
Mutual Materials StackStone Retaining Wall Firepit

Elevated Deck

Retaining walls are durable and low-maintenance, making them a perfect alternative to elevated wooden decks.

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Outdoor Living

Retaining wall blocks make excellent outdoor kitchen counters, islands, bars, and even a bocce ball court!

Mutual Materials TuscanStone™ Retaining Wall Bocce Ball Court
Mutual Materials TuscanStone™ Retaining Wall Bocce Ball Court

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