Building a natural stone wall in five steps

Building a natural stone wall in five steps

A natural stone wall is harmoniously integrated into the garden. In order to be able to build it stably, it has to be built step by step.

1. Plan the natural stone wall

In addition to a practical boundary, a natural stone wall is also a biotope. Prefabricated gabions, which are available in the hardware store, are suitable for building in the modular system. These are made of wire racks and are simply filled with stones. Pulling up a drywall provides a great deal of design possibilities and the result looks much more natural. Last but not least, numerous small animals find a habitat here. Lizards, spiders, toads, stalking crawlers and other animals like to settle between the stones and enrich the garden.

2. Selecting the stones and plants for the drywall

Different natural stones are needed to build a natural-looking wall. The largest form the base, the most attractive and longest the crown and the smallest serve for tilting. As with a rock garden you plant different plants in the sunny, dry, partially shaded and shady areas. These thrive in the joints and cracks.

3. Digging the Foundation

For the natural stone wall to become stable, its base must be wider than the top. That means: at one meter height, the base is one to one and a half meters wide. First, the surface of the foundation is staked out and then the soil is excavated at least 20 centimeters deep. Then you fill the area with about 75 percent gravel and seals it well. The conclusion is a uniform layer of sand about ten centimeters high.

4. Building the Wall Base

The base of the natural stone wall is made up of the largest stones. These are placed two fingers apart and a few inches deep in the sand. Then comes in the inside of the butt joints and on the top of the stones mother earth. A harmonious picture succeeds by the even distribution of the joints and the large and small stones. In addition, when building any row, it is important to seal the inside of the joints with the parent earth. Then plants decorate the wall.

5. Finish the project

Finally, the wall crown is created. The used stones may be several centimeters longer than the others. It is important that the final surface is flat, so that no puddles of water form on the natural stone wall in the rain.

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