Retaining Walls for Backyards: Idea Book & Product Guide

Get Your Idea Book and Product Guide for Retaining Wall Projects


Retaining walls, raised planters, steps and fire pits are all popular home landscaping projects that can be built with retaining wall block.   Mutual Materials’ 20-page Idea Book for Retaining Wall Projects helps homeowners discover and plan landscaping projects and build beauty that lasts.   Inside, you will find inspirational project photos from homes and yards across the Pacific Northwest.  In the back is a product catalog of styles, shapes, sizes and colors of retaining wall block to help you design your own custom project.

On our website, you can find detailed retaining wall product details and retaining wall installation instructions.  For purchase, some Mutual Materials retaining wall block styles can be bought online and scheduled for branch pickup or local delivery through our online store

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From terraced hillsides and raised garden beds, to stairs, or fire pits, adding retaining wall areas can define outdoor spaces and enhance your home’s curb appeal. Many designers are now using retaining walls to convert hillsides into usable space, adding seating walls, or creating vertical gardens.

Segmental retaining walls can still be functional while having visual appeal. In addition to considering the function, look, and budget, you will also want to think about who is installing the retaining wall. Some blocks can exceed 100 lbs. and if your project requires a lot of soil retention, a contractor may be better suited to handle the job.


Mutual Materials manufactures and supplies a wide range of concrete retaining wall blocks to customers across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia to suit diverse design styles and landscape features.  Mutual Materials products can help you build beauty that lasts.


Would you like to see the product in person before you order? Click here to find the Mutual Materials branch location nearest to you. Orders can be placed locally at one of our branches, over the phone, or online at At Mutual Materials, we appreciate our customers and thank you for considering our products to build your home and yard improvement projects.