Last time you saw the retaining wall it was about halfway done. Sure it had used up most of the blocks, but since the hardest part is leveling the bottom row, I’m sticking with halfway. By the light of day, I was loving how polished it looked compared to where it started.
P.S.– This DIY wasn’t entirely done during naptime…thankfully I have a baby who loves playing in the dirt.
I’m so glad she loves being outside because it gave me a chance to finish up my wall!
Ain’t she a beaut? I was short about 25 blocks, but lucky for me they were on clearance at Walmart. I grabbed Jules, bought 25 blocks, loaded them in the car (by myself), unloaded them into my front yard only to discover that they’re different in depth by one very noticeable inch, loaded them back into the car, returned them to Walmart, then moped about all of that unnecessary moving of blocks.
Thankfully our local landscaping materials provider had the same size as my blocks. Having help loading the car was nice!
I found all of the plants (except for the existing crepe myrtle) on clearance at Lowes since it was the end of fall. I planted two slow-growing evergreen bushes that will eventually balance out the crepe myrtle, plus flowering perennials in the front of the space. Waiting for plants to grow is definitely the hardest part of landscaping!
Because I changed the shape of the wall and removed all of the weedy ground cover I planted grass in the rest of the yard. It came up nicely and is so green in the picture below.
Remember what it looked like before?