Spray paint the outside edges of the ground along the desired path for the rock wall with landscaping spray paint.
Dig out the space between the painted lines to a depth of 8 inches with a shovel. Fill the first 6 inches of the dug-out space with gravel.
Strike the surface of the gravel in an up-and-down motion with a hand tamper to compact the gravel. This is the foundation for the wall.
Sort the field rocks by size into small, medium and large. This will allow you to work more efficiently as you build the wall up from largest to smallest rocks.
Lay the largest rocks flat on top of the gravel foundation end-to-end along the length of the wall. Stack a second layer of larger rocks on top of the first. Stagger the joints of the bottom layer with the joints of the second layer for a more secure wall construction. Continue adding layers to the wall until you are satisfied with the overall height. Work your way up from largest to smallest rocks for the layers.
Things You Will Need
- Landscaping spray paint
- Hand tamper
- Field rocks
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