Garden Stone Walls – How To Build A Stone Wall For Your Garden
The idea of building a stone wall around your home or garden may seem like something out of science fiction but it’s not impossible. There are many different types of stone available and they all have their own advantages and disadvantages so there really isn’t one perfect type of rock for every situation. However, most homeowners would benefit from having some sort of protection against potential intruders.
There are several ways to go about building a stone wall and each method will work for different purposes. Some methods require less time than others while still being effective. Before you begin any project, make sure you understand what kind of materials you’ll need and how much time it will take to complete the job. You don’t want to spend too long on one project only to discover that the material you needed wasn’t readily available at your local hardware store.
You might start with a simple planter box which is easy to build and looks good. Then you could add a few feet of solid wood fencing. If you’re looking for something more permanent, then you could consider adding a couple of layers of stone over the top of the fence. That way if someone does decide to break into your house, they won’t be able to get inside because the door and windows are already locked up tight!
Here are some step by step instructions on how to build a stone wall:
Choose the right kind of stone for your project. The kind of stone that you use will affect the entire look and feel of the structure so you’ll want to make sure you get this part right. There are plenty of different kinds of stones available and each one is unique in its own way. You might need to visit your local stone yard to see what they have before making a final decision.
Decide how high you want your wall to be. You don’t want it to be too low that a small child could climb over it but you also don’t want it to be too tall that it takes up too much space in your yard. For most residential properties, a wall that’s about 6 feet tall should work just fine. This is also a good height for privacy so make sure you keep this in mind when planning your design.
Talk to your local building authority to find out about any local restrictions or permits you might need. If you’re planning on having the wall be a certain height, then there’s a good chance you’ll need a permit before you can start building it. This is because taller walls are more effective at blocking people and animals from entering your property which could cause safety issues for your neighbors. Always be a good neighbor by following all local rules and regulations!
Gather your tools before you start building.
Sources & references used in this article:
Simulated masonry garden walls having modular construction by J King – US Patent 7,159,367, 2007 – Google Patents
Homer’s garden by MV Ferriolo – The Journal of Garden History, 1989 – Taylor & Francis
Construction units for the erection of walls and method of utilization by R Scheiwiller – US Patent 4,524,551, 1985 – Google Patents
The Renaissance gardens of the Dubrovnik area, Croatia by MO Šćitaroci – Garden History, 1996 – JSTOR
The Byzantine tombs in the garden of the Jerusalem School by M Burrows – Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental …, 1932 – journals.uchicago.edu