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5 Ways to Use Cinder Blocks in the Garden - Lots of creative projects, ideas and tutorials! Including 'step by step' they show you how to do these diy concrete block stairs.

Step 2 Cover the bottom of the trench with a 1- to 2-inch-deep layer of sand; top with a 1- to 2-inch-deep layer of road-base gravel.

Step 2 Cover the bottom of the trench with a 1- to 2-inch-deep layer of sand; top with a 1- to 2-inch-deep layer of road-base gravel.

Lay perforated drainage tubing at base Water-soaked soil is the worst enemy of retaining walls because it exerts enormous pressure behind the wall. Adding good drainage behind block or stone walls is crucial for long-lasting, bulge-free walls. Start by laying perforated plastic drainage tubing along the base of the wall slightly above ground level so it can drain to daylight. Slope the tubing about 1/4 in. per foot.

Lay perforated drainage tubing at base Water-soaked soil is the worst enemy of retaining walls because it exerts enormous pressure behind the wall. Adding good drainage behind block or stone walls is crucial for long-lasting, bulge-free walls. Start by laying perforated plastic drainage tubing along the base of the wall slightly above ground level so it can drain to daylight. Slope the tubing about 1/4 in. per foot.

English ivy holds soil on a very steep slope, while liriope breaks rush of water off surface above.

English ivy holds soil on a very steep slope, while liriope breaks rush of water off surface above.