A contemporary style patio with a raised garden bed, stone retaining wall and stone fire pit surround. See 7 ways to make your patio even more awesome.

7 DIY Ways To Make Your Patio Awesome

A contemporary style patio with a raised garden bed, stone retaining wall and stone fire pit surround. See 7 ways to make your patio even more awesome.

This newly built home sits overlooking a lake, requiring several tumbled retaining walls and natural stone staircases. Also incorporated in the project was a paver patio for entertaining and a firepit overlooking the lake.

This newly built home sits overlooking a lake, requiring several tumbled retaining walls and natural stone staircases. Also incorporated in the project was a paver patio for entertaining and a firepit overlooking the lake.

curved built-in bench in retaining wall.  I like the shape, but would chose different materials.

curved built-in bench in retaining wall. I like the shape, but would chose different materials.

Retaining wall, bluestone capped seating wall was created using natural fieldstone to give the appearance of a stone stacked wall that was built long ago.

Retaining wall, bluestone capped seating wall was created using natural fieldstone to give the appearance of a stone stacked wall that was built long ago.

Anchor Retaining Wall and cap installed along with a Borgert Paver Patio.

Anchor Retaining Wall and cap installed along with a Borgert Paver Patio.

Add cap blocks to the top row of a block or stone retaining wall. You can add a layer of masonry adhesive to hold them in place, then back fill. Or you can backfill as you go, then add the cap. Either way, it provides a nice finished look, much like edging added to a paver patio.

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Add cap blocks to the top row of a block or stone retaining wall. You can add a layer of masonry adhesive to hold them in place, then back fill. Or you can backfill as you go, then add the cap. Either way, it provides a nice finished look, much like edging added to a paver patio.

backyard patio, patio chairs, umbrella, gas firepit, Back Yards, Patio, Stairs, Fire Pits / Fireplaces, Curves, Posts, Walls & Courtyard

backyard patio, patio chairs, umbrella, gas firepit, Back Yards, Patio, Stairs, Fire Pits / Fireplaces, Curves, Posts, Walls & Courtyard

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pavestone retaining wall steps | ... ™ Highland Stone® Combo Retaining Wall with Stone Steps and Patio

pavestone retaining wall steps | ... ™ Highland Stone® Combo Retaining Wall with Stone Steps and Patio

Raised flower beds. I like the terraced appearance. Would be great on the side of a deck.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

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