How To Make A Square Corner With Landscape Blocks

If you’re looking to create a square-cornered landscaping wall or planter, the first thing you need to do is set up the corner blocks. Your four corner blocks should be set up in such a way that they are all level with each other, and that the distance between opposite corners is equal (i.e., one corner measures 3 feet from its neighbor, and the opposite corner measures 3 feet from its neighbor). This will give you a good foundation on which to build your square wall.

Next, mark the center of each of your four corners so that when you dig out a hole for them to sit in later on, they are properly aligned. After doing this step and checking your measurements again to make sure things are still level and connected correctly, pick one block on either side of your four-block setup (as indicated by the X’s in my diagram below) and mark those. These two middle blocks will be extra important in making sure everything stays together as we go along

Now it’s time for digging

Step 1: Set up your four corner blocks.

  • To make sure that your blocks are level, place them on a flat surface. The blocks should be touching the ground at all four corners and the sides should be even with one another.
  • Make sure that your blocks are the same size. If you have large gaps in between one block and another, it will look like there’s something wrong with your landscaping design.
  • Make sure that each corner block is the same height as well as thickness so that no part of it sticks out more than any other part of it (this will help keep water out of your flower bed).
  • Lastly, you need to make sure they’re all painted the same color so they look uniform when viewed from above or below; otherwise, it may appear as though someone cut off some corners

Step 2: Mark the center of the four corner blocks.

  • Mark the center of each corner block.
  • Place the center block on the ledge, making sure it is level and lined up with the marks you made in Step 1.
  • If you need to move your square to make it level, use a spirit level or laser level to check that all four sides are exactly parallel.

Step 3: Pick one block to be the middle of each side of the square.

Now that you’ve got your blocks lined up and evenly spaced, pick one block to be the middle of each side of the square. This middle block is going to be a little different than the others so make sure it’s level with your other blocks, and also make sure it has the same size and color as all of your other squares.

Step 4: Level out a ledge for the middle stone to sit on.

Use a trowel to form the ledge. Insert the trowel into your corner and begin to scoop out dirt with it. Make sure that you are staying level and squarish (not V-shaped). Continue scooping until you have enough depth for the stone to sit on comfortably, but don’t go too deep—the purpose of this step is not to make a deep hole for drainage purposes, but rather to guide and level the edge around your corner stone so it sits flush against the surrounding stones.

Step 5: Place the middle block on top of the ledge, making sure it’s level and lined up with the marks you made in Step 2.

Now that you’ve placed the ledge and middle block in place, it’s time to place your final landscape block. This step is similar to Step 4, but there are a few extra considerations:

  • Make sure the block is level with both sides of your ledge. This can be tricky if you’re working on a curved surface. It may help to use some blocks as spacers so you can make sure everything lines up correctly.
  • Make sure all four corners are touching one another and forming a square shape. If any part of the corner doesn’t touch another corner, then they aren’t square! Double check this before proceeding with Step 6 below…

Step 6: Place a layer of leveling sand on top of each corner block. This will help you add more blocks without worrying about leveling them as you go along.

Step 6: Place a layer of leveling sand on top of each corner block. This will help you add more blocks without worrying about leveling them as you go along.

  • Dig down at least 6 inches and more than 6 inches if you live in a dry climate. The corner blocks need to be at least 2 feet tall, so make sure they are below ground level before adding leveling sand layers on top of them

Step 7: Repeat Steps 2-6 until your first course is complete.

Repeat Steps 2-6 until your first course is complete.

When adding additional blocks to the first course, work on one side at a time to keep everything level.

Step 8: Start building your second course, adding an extra block to each corner in alternating directions to create stabilizing corners that can withstand weight and environmental pressure.

  • Start building your second course, adding an extra block to each corner in alternating directions to create stabilizing corners that can withstand weight and environmental pressure.
  • Once everything is nice and reinforced, you should be all set for a long time to come

The final part is making sure your landscaping is secured well enough that it won’t simply come loose from a little rain or wind pressure. Add extra gravel inside your hole if needed, and make sure there isn’t too much weight in any one spot. Once everything is nice and reinforced, you should be all set for a long time to come

Once you’ve done all that, you’re ready to start building! The first step is to lay out your blocks in a square shape. You may want to use string or tape as guide lines for this process. It can be helpful if you have an extra hand with this part of the process, so make sure someone is around before beginning construction.

Once the blocks are arranged in a square, take a flat head screwdriver and place it into one of the holes on one side of the block where two sides meet each other. This will make it easier for us later when we go back over this area with concrete mix powder

Its not as hard to make a square sided wall as it seems

Remember, this is a DIY project and you will likely not be as precise or consistent as a professional landscaper. But you can make it happen with some patience, practice and the right tools.

First of all, use a level to make sure your blocks are level on the ground (or flat). Use a tape measure to ensure that each block is the same length. If your blocks aren’t quite square yet, use a hammer and chisel to shape them into place—carefully. You don’t want to whack away too much material from the corners in case they need more support later on. Once all of your blocks are properly aligned and shaped (or close enough), move them into position in rows according to how much space you have left between each row so that they line up correctly when stacked together at their ends facing outwardly towards either side corner edges; then set aside until ready for installation later…

Conclusion

As we’ve seen, your corner doesn’t need to be perfect in order for it to work with landscape blocks. In fact, most people actually prefer when their corners aren’t perfectly square. With that said, this is still a good technique if you want to build something less “rustic” looking like a patio or retaining wall around your house. The next time you’re laying down landscaping bricks, try these steps out and see how much easier it makes things

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