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Outdoor landscaping and retaining wall



I used to do stone work in high school... so for some reason I thought it would be "easy" do it it again almost 20 years later. This was a time consuming project but I like how it turned out. I am proud that I designed and built it myself and incorporated the steps and tree that were existing, and was able to re-use the sod that I cut up to put grass down where the wall didn't cover the old bed. I bought a new ryobi corded circular saw just for this project and it still runs like a champ after all these stone cuts. Except for the tree ring all the wall blocks are square and I made cuts to give the wall a curve. I finished it off with Rubber Mulch, love that stuff!

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  • What a transformation! You clearly have an expert's eye & skill to take the space from what it was to what it is now. Beautiful work!
    By RYOBI Nation, on June 24, 2016

  • @ryobi I don't know about expert eye but thanks! It was fun to see the pencil sketch actually turn into how I envisioned it. I forgot to mention I couldn't have done it without the 18v ryobi blower... Cutting stone = tons of dust #sorryneighbors ;)
    By DI Y did I try that?, on June 24, 2016
    • Glad I was not visiting you at that time! I imagine cutting stone is also noisy (#sorryfamily). This post is first time I saw yard pre-transformation. Really great work. Nice job
      By StoneR, on June 26, 2016


  • It really turned out great. And thanks for mentioning the blower! That's one of those little tools that you wonder how you ever did without it once you have it.
    By RYOBI Nation, on June 27, 2016

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Outdoor landscaping and retaining wall

by DI Y did I try that?
Jun 21, 2016

I used to do stone work in high school... so for some reason I thought it would be "easy" do it it again almost 20 years later. This was a time consuming project but I like how it turned out. I am proud that I designed and built it myself and incorporated the steps and tree that were existing, and was able to re-use the sod that I cut up to put grass down where the wall didn't cover the old bed. I bought a new ryobi corded circular saw just for this project and it still runs like a champ after all these stone cuts. Except for the tree ring all the wall blocks are square and I made cuts to give the wall a curve. I finished it off with Rubber Mulch, love that stuff!