Tag Archives: retaining walls

How to build a DIY raised garden bed

Building on our ‘5 Step how to guide for a backyard vegetable patch,‘ we wanted to show you how easy it is to make a DIY raised garden bed with ModularWalls.   The benefit of a ModularWalls raised garden bed is that you can customise it to match a ModularWalls boundary wall or fence. Either match the paint colour for a coordinated finish that gives a…

Top 6 retaining wall construction mistakes

Correct retaining wall selection and installation is crucial to ensure your modular retaining wall will withstand the test of time. All too often, retaining walls have incorrect drainage, incorrect panels or no waterproofing! So, to help ensure a seamless retaining process, we’ve listed the Top 6 Retaining Wall Construction Mistakes so that you can avoid…

How to receive an accurate retaining wall quote

If you’re ready to begin your retaining wall project but aren’t sure you’ll receive an accurate retaining wall quote, look no further. We’ve taken the guesswork out by listing the information your fence contractor needs, including why you need a retaining wall, to the style you’re hoping to achieve. Plus, we cover the questions to…

6 pool landscaping ideas

As Australia’s backyard sizes shrink with the rise of duplexes and smaller land developments, are you stuck on pool landscaping ideas? Whether you’re envisaging a small plunge pool or the ultimate pool retreat, planning your landscape design is an essential part of any brilliant backyard. Before taking the plunge with your backyard pool garden, form…

Top 4 considerations before buying a modular retaining wall

If you’ve heard about modular retaining walls but are still, ‘on the fence’ about whether it’s the right solution for your retaining wall project, look no further. Here are four retaining wall benefits you may not have considered. Case Study: Little Dwellings transforms entire outdoor area using DIY retaining walls Seamless integration Quite often if…

Design Trend of the Month – Terraced Gardens

Looking for a creative way to tackle your tricky sloping block? Level up with this month’s design trend and create an amphitheatre of lush foliage with terraced gardens! Landscaping hack for sloping blocks Steeply sloped blocks can be quite a challenge to work with. Furthermore, the cost of retaining walls over 750mm can usually skyrocket,…

10 unique, creative and innovative retaining wall ideas

Retaining walls have to be many things; strong, durable, and sometimes even specifically engineered. More importantly, they can also be unique, fun, interesting and downright transformative. Find inspiration in the 10 most creative retaining wall ideas that we’ve come across! *** Make the most of your land and find out more about our designer standalone and…

Retaining Wall Ideas for your Backyard

Deciding on which kind of retaining wall to use depends on a myriad of factors. Remember, you have access to a wide selection of materials and designs to achieve a design you love! Consider your budget, style and retaining requirements when deciding between these popular retaining wall ideas.     Written by Evelyn Kandris ***…