Rustic and charming or stately and proud, a well-built stone wall can add personality and beauty to your property. John Vivian’s lively approach and step-by-step instructions encourage you to transform a pile of rocks into an enduring landscape feature with gates, retaining walls, or stiles to suit your needs. Whatever unique challenges come with your site — poor drainage, sloping ground, or low-quality rubble material — Vivian offers innovative designs and reproducible methods to help you build a beautiful, long-lasting wall.
Create beautiful landscapes that mimic the forms of nature with more than 20 designs for stone groupings appropriate for all types of sites.
This complete primer on working with stone covers material selection, tools, safety, and cutting and fitting techniques.