Planter walls are a great way to add some greenery and color to your yard or garden. Building stone planter walls is a great way to personalize your space and create something unique. The process of building a planter wall is not difficult, but it may require some time if you are doing it yourself. You will need to determine the size of the area where you want your planter wall, as well as the height and width of each block needed for construction.
Once you have determined these measurements, you can begin cutting your blocks using an angle grinder with a diamond blade on it. If you do not have access to an angle grinder, then you can use a circular saw with a diamond blade on it instead. You should wear safety goggles when cutting stone blocks so that no debris gets into your eyes during this process.
Once all of your blocks have been cut into correct sizes, arrange them in rows according to how many rows there will be in total (typically three or four). Once all rows have been laid out according to desired design layout, then they must be secured together using concrete mortar at each seam between each block that meets up with another one directly next door or below/above it on either side; make
A stone planter wall can be used to create a beautiful and functional garden feature. It’s also an excellent way to add value to your home. A stone planter wall is a unique and impressive addition to any yard, but it can also serve as a place to grow vegetables or flowers.
What is A Stone Planter Wall
A stone planter wall is a structure built with stones. The stones are arranged in a pattern and used to create a barrier, but they also can be used as part of a planter — exactly what we’re doing here.
Reasons for Building Stone Planter Wall
Stone planter walls are an excellent way to add interest and architectural detail to your home’s landscape. They can be used to break up the monotony of a lawn, create privacy between your yard and neighbors, or even make a statement about who you are as a person.
Uses of Stone Planter Wall
With the stone planter wall you can use it as a garden border, retaining wall, privacy screen or decorative wall. It’s also great for small retaining walls.
Materials needed for Building Stone Planter Wall
- Stone: the most important material, stone planters are made of concrete stone which is a combination of sand and cement.
- Mortar: this is used for bonding the stones together and making mortar joints, it can be purchased at any home improvement store.
- Trowel: this tool is used for applying mortar on the stone’s surface to fill in the gaps between stones as well as smoothing out bumpy surfaces in between them. The best trowels have a long handle so you don’t have to bend over too much when working with them.
- Hammer: this tool will help you cut pieces of rock into smaller sizes if needed before applying mortar or installing them onto your wall. It also works great for hammering down nails if needed during construction. You may want to consider buying one that comes with multiple heads so you don’t have to purchase new ones when switching tasks like cutting vs hammering down nails etcetera.
Tools needed for Building Stone Planter Wall
- Wheelbarrow and wheelbarrow rake
- Shovels (two): one for digging and one for pouring concrete in the forms. The second shovel can be a flathead shovel or a post-hole digger, whichever you prefer. The flathead will work well because it is easier to scoop up dirt with it than with a post-hole digger that has more curves in its blade. A post hole digger may work better if you are using a longer form which requires more digging around its outside perimeter before you pour concrete into it because this will allow you more room to use the larger blade on your post hole digger without making contact with the inside of your form (see picture below). If this happens, then just remove some clay soil from around what would otherwise have been an air gap between your blades by hand so they don’t come into contact while pulling out all that dirt. You could also use two different types of shovels if they have different-sized heads on them: one normal size head on one side and then either another normal-sized head large enough so both ends touch at once; or else two smaller heads will work too but make sure each end touches at least once during every scooping motion otherwise, they might not balance properly while lifting out dirt when full 😉 It doesn’t matter which way since both options incorporate two handles instead of just one as most people think about using only one handle – so why not try both ways?
Steps involved in Building Stone Planter Wall
The steps involved in building a stone planter wall are as follows:
- Prepare the site by removing any grass, weeds and debris.
- Start by building a solid base for your planter wall using concrete blocks or bricks. You can also use pre-cast concrete stepping stones to create your base.
- Add mortar mixture to the joints between each block and brick, pressing them together with a trowel until they form one solid unit. Repeat this process until you have built up enough height for your desired planters or walls. Build up around the sides of each block or brick so that it is flush with its neighbor on either side, leaving no gaps between materials. If required, cut pieces off large blocks with an angle grinder fitted with a diamond blade if necessary. When building up against existing structures such as fences or walls, ensure there are no gaps where water could drain into them during heavy rainfalls (it may be necessary to dig down further than normal).
Choosing a stone
Choosing the right material to use for your stone planter wall is important. You want to pick a stone that is easy to drill into and easy to cut, because they’re going to be stacked on top of each other and you’ll need access points so you can run wires or attach hooks for hanging baskets, plants and more. If you have some extra time, go ahead and do some research on different types of stones:
- What kind of rocks are those?
- How would I work with this kind of rock?
Plan the wall first
Before you begin building the stone planter wall, it’s important to plan what you want your stone planter wall to look like. The first step of this process is measuring your yard space and determining how much of it needs to be covered by a stone planter wall. This will give you an idea of how big or small your wall needs to be in order for it to serve its purpose well.
Next, think about how much gardening space each member of your household wants or needs for their own personal garden area. If everyone has different preferences and requirements, try putting all these wishes together into one area. You can create multiple levels in one spot so everyone gets what they want while also making sure that there’s plenty of room left over for other types of plants besides those used strictly as food sources (such as flowers).
Also consider whether there are specific types of plants that need extra care for example ones that require regular watering or lots
Build a platform for the wall
The platform for your wall is the base of the wall. It should be level and square. It should be a solid, flat surface that can support at least 3 inches of heavy material without bending or bowing outwards. If your base is made from concrete blocks, make sure they’re perfectly even and that there are no cracks between them (otherwise you’ll end up with gaps in your walls).
If you’re building on grass, it’s best to lay down 90cm (36 inches) of crushed stone or pea gravel before pouring any concrete. This will provide drainage by allowing water to pass through easily instead of pooling at its surface. You can also use weed-suppressant matting if you don’t want weeds growing through cracks between stones this will help keep your garden beds looking tidy.
Once you’ve chosen where exactly you want each block to go (and marked them), layout stakes so that each one will stay in place upon pouring concrete over them later on once the floor has been finished off completely.
Build the planter wall
This is the fun part. You’re going to build your planter wall with stones that are 3-4 inches in diameter and have a smooth surface.
- Mix up some mortar (a mixture of cement, sand, and water) in a wheelbarrow or tub. The best way to do this is by adding a handful of each ingredient at a time and mixing them together thoroughly until you get the consistency you want.
- Place one stone on top of another and apply some mortar between them by using a trowel or old paintbrush (the latter works best for small areas). Press hard so that there’s good contact between the two pieces, but don’t worry about making it look pretty yet this will come later.
Build the top row with stones protruding past the wall
The top row of stones should be a little larger than the others and slightly proud of the wall. This will allow you to add a layer of soil to the wall, which will help keep it upright and give your plants something to root into.
You’ll want to make sure that all the stones in this row are level with each other so that they maintain their symmetry as well as their stability.
Build a capstone that fits over the protruding stones
When you’re done building the wall, it’s time for the capstones. A capstone is a piece of stone that sits on top of a wall and covers the tops of protruding stones. They’re used to finish off your wall, or as decorative elements. Capstones can be made from one piece or multiple pieces.
Cost of Building Stone Planter Wall
The cost of building a stone planter wall depends on four factors:
- The cost of materials, which includes the price of the stones, gravel and cement
- The cost of labor, including any fees an employee will charge you
- Tools needed to build the wall such as shovels, wheelbarrows and power tools like drills or circular saws (if you’re hiring someone else)
- Time spent building your wall
Benefits of Building Stone Planter Wall
- The stone planter wall is relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to other types of garden walls you may be considering.
- The stone planter wall is sustainable, meaning it can be used for many years. It’s also made from natural materials that are easy to replace if needed.
- You can use the stone planter wall in many different ways: as a privacy screen, as part of your patio or decking area, or even as a pathway between two areas of your garden.
- The structure provided by this type of wall makes it ideal for growing food such as herbs and vegetables too.
Maintenance tips for Building Stone Planter Wall
- Keep the wall moist.
- Avoid direct sunlight, and keep it away from cold winds.
- Don’t over-water or fertilize the plants if they look sickly or start to wilt.
- Don’t over-prune your plants; most will flower if you let them grow in their natural shape, with no trimming or cutting whatsoever (except for dead branches).
Building a stone wall is easy and fun.
You may have seen some stone walls and thought that you could never build a stone wall—or, maybe you didn’t even know anyone could build a stone wall. But the fact is, building a stone wall is very easy and fun.
Stone walls are beautiful to look at, strong enough to last for hundreds of years without needing much maintenance, and can be built in any shape or size that you want. They can be built using all kinds of materials: concrete blocks; stones of various sizes; bricks (including old chimney bricks); wood; or even pieces of metal fencing if you want something more modern-looking than stones or old chimney bricks. And if your budget isn’t large enough for actual stones, then using lighter but still heavy enough materials like concrete blocks will help keep costs down too.
So, if you are looking for an easy way to make your garden look great and have plants that will last for years, then building a stone planter wall is the way to go.