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How To Build a Patio and Retaining Wall

This courtyard-style patio is surrounded by retaining walls and long planters. A puzzle-like arrangement of flat stones between the patio and the house serves as a new walkway.

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Materials

  • sand
  • stone
  • flagstone

Tools

  • shovels
  • pickax
  • tape measure
  • level
  • chisel
  • hammer
  • tamper

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