If you’re thinking about laying garden wall blocks in your yard, we’ve got you covered. We’ll show you how to properly lay out the wall, find the right blocks, and place them correctly, along with tips on choosing mortar and making sure your wall can support itself. With our help, you’ll be building the perfect project for your yard or garden!
Clear the area.
Before laying the blocks, you must prepare the area. The first thing you need to do is remove any grass, weeds or rocks from the area where you plan to place them. This will allow easy access for placing your blocks and make them easier to lay later on.
Put down a heavy-duty membrane.
- Use a heavy-duty membrane. Using a tarp or other heavy-duty plastic sheet, lay out the area where you will be laying blocks and make sure it is large enough to cover the whole area. Make sure that this membrane is completely flat, especially on top of any rocks or uneven surfaces.
- Stake down the edges securely with tent pegs or other stakes so that wind cannot move them around as you pour concrete into place later on in your project.
Lay the base stones.
You should lay the base stones first. The base stones are a foundation for the wall, and they should be flat and level. If you’re using a natural material like stone, they also shouldn’t vary in height or width by more than half an inch (1 cm). You can use mortar to make sure that they’re firmly set in place—just don’t forget to remove it when you’re done building your wall!
You’ll want to make sure that your base stones are exactly the same length as the blocks you plan on using for the rest of your garden block wall. And if possible, try matching them up with different colors so that there’s some visual interest once everything is said and done!
Put a line of sand on top of the base stones.
- When you are placing the sand on top of the base stones, make sure that it is level. To do this, use a rake and place it across the sand to make sure that all parts of it are even.
- You can also use a level to check whether or not your sand is leveled correctly. If you notice any part of the garden wall blocks being higher than others, simply add more sand until each block has an equal amount of material on top of it.
- Another thing to keep in mind when laying garden walls is how much space there should be between each block so that they don’t become too crowded together or too far apart from one another.
Put down a row of blocks.
The first step is to lay the blocks in a straight line. Make sure the blocks are level by using a spirit level so that they are all at the same height. If you want your wall to be straight, use a straight edge (like a piece of wood) and check that it is also level before continuing.
Once you have laid down your first row of blocks, you need to make sure they’re completely level with each other by using either a pointing trowel or even just your hands.
Add sand to the inside of the blocks.
After you’ve finished building your garden walls, fill the inner space with sand. Sand acts as a good insulator and will help keep the heat in, prevent cold drafts from entering through cracks or crevices between stones, and make for easier cleanup if you’re planning to use a barbecue or grill on your patio area. It also absorbs vibrations from heavy machinery like lawnmowers which can be noisy enough to disturb your neighbours if you’re near their property line.
Sand is also fireproof so it’s safe for use around candles or other open flames; when mixed with water it becomes an excellent insect repellent; and if you spill some on yourself while working outdoors it doesn’t cause irritation like dust does!
Build up another layer of blocks.
Lay the next layer of blocks, making sure they are level with the previous ones. Use a spirit level to check this and make adjustments as needed.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have the wall height you want
When you are done, your wall should be about 1 inch (2.5 cm) shorter than the top of the box, so that it sits on top and doesn’t sink into the flower bed.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you have the wall height you want.
This is an easy way to build basic walls from blocks that don’t need mortar
What if you don’t have to use mortar? What if you could build a wall of garden blocks that are as solid as concrete but without the hassle? Well, you can! This is an easy way to create basic walls from blocks that don’t need mortar. You can even build a fence with this method too!
And there you have it! You’re all done laying your garden wall blocks. You should now have a great looking wall that will give your garden the edge and help keep your plants, small children and pets safe.