Landscaping With Garden Walls
Landscaping with garden walls have long been part of the garden designer’s palette, and play a part in creating some of the most charming outdoor environments. Depending on how they are used, they also perform important functions like holding up steep slopes and providing privacy. There are several different materials when it comes to garden walls for landscaping. Two popular materials are brick and stones. Building garden brick walls is not a job that can be performed slowly. Mortar generally does not last more than two hours once it has been set. After this length of time, it gets too hard to use and should not be softened with water. There are dozens of brick types, but ones with medium density are the number one choice for garden brick walls. Bricks that are too soft will quickly be weakened by wind and rain.
To build stone garden walls for landscaping, the gardener should draw plans of where the walls will be placed, dig a foundational trench, and lay stones one on top of the other until the wall reaches the intended height. The gardener may wish to make a detailed supply list in addition to his design schematics to guarantee that he has all necessary materials on hand before beginning the project. The stones should be laid as flat as possible during construction to help support the weight of the dirt that will be placed behind them. Some gardeners may employ the use of concrete, mortar, or construction sand between the joints of the stones to create additional stability.