Level Up Your Garden Bed with an Easy Retaining Wall

Level Up Your Garden Bed with an Easy Retaining Wall

How to make a raised garden bed retaining wall, an easy DIY landscape project.
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Installing a retaining wall in a garden or around a raised garden bed is a great way to define your outdoor space. Raised planters in the garden add a place for us to grow vegetables this summer as well. Using tumbled stones for the retaining wall makes it look great. This is an outdoor DIY project that really levels up our landscape.

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50 Comments

  1. OverseasFilipinoWorkers on June 8, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Monetized ka na yata lodi.

  2. R L on June 8, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Looks Fantastic bud – I don’t think we have Home Depo here in the UK

  3. Joel Amaro on June 8, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    " Easy retaining wall"

  4. Jason Lohman on June 8, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    How do the roots of the plants grow through the fabric?

  5. Colleen Karayiannis on June 8, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    I like raised beds, especially for herbs and veggies.

  6. Very KinkyCurl on June 8, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    NICE! 🔥

  7. Colleen Johnson on June 8, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Looks fantastic! Great job

  8. Dylan Smith on June 8, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    That looks great nice job!

  9. nelson rodriguez on June 8, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    I’m screaming! 😂 Idk why but that "pew pew" was so cute LMAO

  10. PiperDad on June 8, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Amazing video. Simple and to the point, I plan on eventually doing this to our beds. new subscriber here and really love the content!

  11. Matthew Winslow on June 8, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Can you explain how the row of stones in the material directly behind the wall performs as a drain? Wouldn’t it need to drain to an outlet of some kind? The design you show would just have water pass through the stones to the soil below wouldn’t it. Which would occur even without the rocks? Great video, I just don’t understand how that one part works.

  12. Max Jerome on June 8, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Well done!

  13. S G on June 8, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    I loved "When I was a kid playing Army in the backyard". Lol, Great video. Thanks!

  14. Michael Brown on June 8, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Must be nice to have such thick soil. Where I live two inches down it’s remote rock than dirt.

  15. Bernadette Petersen on June 8, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Where did you get those bricks ? looks good

  16. 4Stanzas on June 8, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    You used that word "easy". I don’t think it means what you think it means.

  17. Tyler Peters on June 8, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Levelling the stones are a huge pain, for work all I did for 2 days basically 20 hours of work of just levelling, my back was in so much pain after it

  18. Sam TX on June 8, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    line levels never get plastic always get the aluminum ones…! Great job senor.

  19. mortgageMinute on June 8, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Looks great B!

  20. Keith Whitty on June 8, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    I think a 90° corner against the path would have worked better. It would have been easier to lay and it would avoid the pointy corner which will look ugly after a couple of months

  21. Don Larsen Jr on June 8, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Looks great. Nice Job.

  22. IWM on June 8, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    EXCELLENT JOB!

  23. Jayaprakash Mara on June 8, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    I still have trouble understanding the pebble drainage system behind the wall. How does that work?

    Water gets into the pebble layer through the porous fabric. Wouldn’t it also go through the fabric below instead of going sideways down the gradient?

  24. TiTan Chronos on June 8, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    dude…level the string and then level the stones with the string… 9:19

  25. Elizabeth Healey on June 8, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    I love the curve wall look sou beautiful their make the front the house wait landscape flower bed look gorgeous, tank you to sharing .

  26. boondocks on June 8, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    This video gives me hope. I can do it. I know I can. 😂 Thank you

  27. TechToyTV on June 8, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Turned out great, but I could never do this myself. Way beyond my skill set.

  28. Ex_yZ on June 8, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    why use sand like pavers? instead of a standard 4" crush base? On another note, this is not a good system for a "retaining wall" you could push it over with a shovel from the back side. if someone watches this and goes and builds it at a bigger scale it could end badly. i would suggest using a block designed for retaining walls if you are building retaining walls

  29. Laura Reeves on June 8, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Well crud – this is the best video I have ever seen about dealing with the slope and how to do the leveling and installation. I couldn’t’ find a good video before and ended up buying white limestone rectangles – not these pavers so I will need to figure out how to use your principles of construction and installation on the rectangles but man – I wish I’d seen this BEFORE I bought the ones I got. Great freaking job –

  30. Stevo Reno on June 8, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    GREAT Job Dude……………………………BRAVO !

  31. Shubert Aloysius on June 8, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Now this is the good side of the internet. Hardworking people putting their efforts, knowledge and skills to help or educate others to be fruitful. Thanks bro!

  32. Jonah ware on June 8, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    The math is easy! lol finding out where to put the sod and dirt is the hard part!

  33. Ralph Perez on June 8, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    🍺🍺🍺

  34. Achilles Heel on June 8, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Great video. I have a solution for a couple of problems you encountered. If you started from the left side, you could have eliminated the cut block on the top layer. The sidewalk and steps are fixed and the right side could be whatever width needed to finish cleanly. Start from the curve on the left. Measure a half block starting against the brick wall and get a nice even layout of full blocks to the left side curve. Then run the width to the right side curve. It should line up to be the same distance to the brick as the left side and the half block will be the same on both sides.

    Nice job adapting to the situation on the fly, though.

  35. James LL on June 8, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Great video. Im not the "Home Depot Dad" type but your video gave me great ideas as I am trying to fix and maintain my yard and gardens. It was a lot of fun to watch!

  36. t b on June 8, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Very nice job.

  37. Karen Hackworth on June 8, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Thank you for your video. Very Helpful in all but one area. Im dealing with a slope in the yard and this makes for a lot of frustration when leveling. Any hot tips to help level across a very unlevel area?

  38. Doudou l'animal parfait on June 8, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Pipiou pipiou. 😁

  39. Modern Hobbyist on June 8, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    "Hello, my name is Brad and I’m a recovering engineer." lol Awesome project, love the finished look!

  40. Ali Ahmad on June 8, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Yep. Will hire someone to do it. Too much work.

  41. Horat Cocles on June 8, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Suggest running a level twine where you want the top of each row to run; imagine a 3 strand fence. Once you know each row of twine is level, place the rocks along this line and you don’t need to worry about the level or uneven rock surface.

  42. J M on June 8, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Was a good video up until it became an advertisement for home depot. Thumbs down.

  43. Rahul Kate on June 8, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Can you share approximate cost per linear foot?

  44. Mark C on June 8, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    Ads are a fact of life but having both YouTube ads and sponsorship is just greedy.

  45. Luis Terrazas on June 8, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    2:39 my favorite part

  46. DIYDreams on June 8, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Nice. Wish those blocks weren’t so expensive. Would like to do this along fence in backyard.

  47. BikerMermaid on June 8, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I didn’t know Brad Paisley did garden work 😝

  48. Rupert Ibay on June 8, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    I noticed that you did not even use gravel and sand but put down the bricks right away.

  49. ACEROCKOLLA A on June 8, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Super awesome

  50. Abisha's Home Style on June 8, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Very nice 👍👍

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