Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Easy rock wall transforms front yard for pennies

Last year after we remodeled the house we now live in, the yard was in just as big of a mess as the interior of the house.

 After going over budget on the house, I knew I needed to keep the landscaping costs to a minimum. There were already several trees and shrubs in the front yard, but they were raised higher than the future lawn. I needed some sort of retaining wall, plus I wanted to set them apart with a border. I came up with a stone wall using left over hand-sized rocks that I found around the yard.
I simply tetrised the stones in rows on top of each other creating a functional border between my lawn and the shrubs. And I had lots of fun doing it.

This spring my last-year's work paid off and I love to look at this corner of my yard.