The colours of the house, AB Junior and pavers go together beautifully
Straight Lines and Curves
Mother Nature rarely draws a straight line. Not only will curved designs feel more natural, they are actually easier to build too! Free flowing curves will grace any garden or landscape. If straight lines and corners are your choice, use AB Junior or AB Jumbo Junior - both offer corner blocks, making 90° turns easy to build.
Colour selection is key to a great design. Be sure to consider the total composition - house, pavements, and bed mulch - and find the look that's right for you.
Consider a layered look in your garden design. You'll love the way Allan Blocks flow. Create a series of raised garden beds, or tackle a tricky slope by turning one wall into two.
Maximum heights shown in sandy soil
Be careful not to try and retain too much with the garden wall line of blocks. These lighter duty blocks are great for smaller wall projects. AB Garden Accent up to 24 in. (610 mm), AB Junior up to 30 in. (760 mm), and AB Jumbo Junior up to 36 in. (915 mm) - with sandy soils and no extra weight above the wall.
The maximum wall heights above are for walls with level grades above and below the wall, and no added weight - "surcharges" - from driveways, swimming pools, etc…
If your project has steep slopes above or below the wall, or extra weight from surcharges, ask your AB Dealer about our heavier duty products found in the Landscape Wall Collection.
Be sure to follow our recommended maximum wall heights.
Walls built on a sloping grade require a "stepped base." Begin at the lowest point of the wall.
- Dig the trench into the slope until it reaches a depth of 12 in.
- "Step up" 7.5 in. (190 mm) and continue digging until the trench
is again 12 in. (305 mm) deep.
- Repeat the process along the entire slope.
The "stepped up" trench should be deep enough to allow for the 4 in. (100 mm) of base and one full buried block before jumping up to the next course.