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clm1983 02-10-2012 08:33 PM

Brick Planter against Block Fence
So we build a patio in the backyard and are about to put in a block wall using regular 4x8x16 block. What I'm wondering is if we build a brick planter about 2 1/2 or 3ft high, about roughly 20 or 24 inches deep and about 16ft long it leaves me with a few questions.

1: Can I just use the block wall as the backer for the planter?

2: What would be the best option for brick, do I need specific sizes or would a standard 4" brick work for the layers of the planter wall to support any issues with the weight of the dirt?

Tiff in Vegas 03-15-2012 12:16 AM

I would love some advice on this too! I live in the desert and really need some planter advice!

stuart45 03-15-2012 08:05 AM

If you are going up 3ft I would build it as an 8 inch wall in Flemish bond.

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