How To Build Brick Wall For Garden

Building a brick wall is a great way to add privacy and beauty to your garden. It keeps the neighbors from seeing into your yard, and it adds some much-needed color to your outdoor space. Building a brick wall can be a difficult and time-consuming task. It is important to plan ahead in order to get the most out of your labor. If you do not have the time or resources to build your own brick wall, consider hiring a professional to do it for you.

Build a brick wall in your garden to enhance the look of your property. A brick wall is a great way to add privacy and security to an area, as well as give it a more authentic look. There are many ways to build a brick wall for your garden. The first thing you need to do is clear out the area where you want your brick wall to be. You can use a shovel or a pick axe depending on how deep the ground is. If there are any large rocks, remove those as well.

Brick walls are a great way to make your garden look more professional and interesting. Here’s how to get started building your own brick wall for a garden:

Section: Lay out the perimeter of your wall on the ground.

Section: Set up the bricks in the ground where you want them to go.

Section: Mix cement. Add water until you’ve reached a consistency that’s like peanut butter. The cement should move with relative ease and have few lumps or bumps, but it shouldn’t be runny.

Section: Add mortar to bricks using trowel, then place bricks on top of one another, going row by row in an S pattern so that each brick overlaps half of the one beneath it (this creates stability).

Section: Clean any excess mortar from bricks with rag soaked in vinegar. Let dry for 24 hours before adding dirt behind wall (if building raised garden area), removing molds, or adding plants around base of wall if desired.

Takeaway: Brick walls are a great way to add interest and structure to your garden! Just pay attention to walls that will support dirt—they need additional reinforcement.

Step 1: Preparing The Base

Prepare the base.

Prepare the soil and level it out, then add some sand to give the bricks something sturdy to rest on. Prepare your base for the pillars by digging holes of a similar depth as those you used for laying bricks in Step 2.

Prepare your brick wall frame by digging holes at least 60cm deep and wide enough for two bricks, with a gap of about 5cm between each hole, as shown above.

Step 2: Dig Holes For Pillars

In this step, you will dig holes for the pillars to support the wall. Make sure that these holes are deep enough and wide enough to support the pillars.

The next step is to use a level to ensure that your bricks are straight. You can use bricks as a guide by laying them on any flat surface instead of digging a hole first, then placing each brick on top of each other in order until they form a complete row before continuing building layers with mortar between each layer of bricks.

Step 3: Lay The First Layer Of Bricks

Now you’re ready to lay your first layer of bricks. Make sure that you use a level to ensure that each brick sits flush against its neighbor, and then place it into position using the trowel.

Next, start laying your second row of bricks directly above the first row by holding them in place with one hand while tapping them down into place with a hawk or mallet. Make sure that they are aligned as closely as possible with those below so that there is no gap between them (this will be easier if you used a line for reference).

If any of them do stick up slightly from their neighbors, use your hammer to knock them back into position—just don’t hit too hard.

Step 4: Add Second And Third Layers

In this step, you will add the second and third layers of bricks to your wall. You can start at any point that you like but it’s best to start from the bottom up so that you’re working with a level base.

You can check if your bricks are aligned by using a level or simply following a straight line as you lay them down. If your alignment isn’t perfect, place more mortar where needed and add another row of bricks until all gaps are filled in. Glue is optional but it helps keep the bricks together if you don’t have mortar available.

Step 5: Add On Top Layer Of Bricks

Now it’s time to add the top layer of bricks.

You’ll want to use bricks of the same size as your base, with a minimum length of 12 inches. Bricks should be laid in a staggered pattern, so that there are no gaps in between them. Make sure the tops and bottoms of each brick are level with each other, or else your wall will end up leaning at an angle—and that’s not very good for stability.

To check if everything is level and straight, use a level on each side of your wall as well as across from one another (i.e., make sure your “level” lines up perfectly). When you’re satisfied with how everything looks at this stage, smooth out any excess mortar with a trowel (or even just let gravity do its job) until everything feels smooth underfoot. If you’re using bricks that have been cut into various shapes (like those pictured above), make sure they all face outward when placed on top.

When you build the wall make sure to use the right materials. You can find all of them at a local hardware store.

When you build the wall make sure to use the right materials. You can find all of them at a local hardware store.

When you’re building, be sure to:

  • Use bricks of the same size so that your wall is level and straight.
  • Use mortar to fill any gaps between the bricks, especially if they are different sizes or shapes.
  • Tap each brick into place with a brick hammer, trowel, chisel or cutter as needed (depending on what type of brick you have).


Of course, there’s also the option of hiring a professional to build this wall for you. But if you’re up for it, and have the time and skills necessary, building your own garden wall can be incredibly satisfying. If you follow our tips and instructions carefully, we promise that you will be amazed at how much better your yard looks after completing this project.

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