Creative Uses For Modular Landscaping Blocks

One of the most versatile landscape supplies for building is the sturdy modular block. Unlike the boring gray blocks of years ago, modular blocks now come in many shapes, colors and sizes.  There are several ways to use these landscaping blocks, from the popular retaining wall to creating flower beds and even outdoor furniture. What makes these building items so popular is that they are inexpensive, easy to use and available at almost any landscape supply store. Here are some ideas on how to use these handy blocks creatively in your landscaping. 

Retaining Walls

When building a retaining wall, modular blocks offer an excellent choice for a stable, strong wall which is easy to put together. Modular blocks are designed to fit nicely together without mortar, creating a tight, secure wall for decorative purposes or for erosion protection. The variety in colors and shapes allows homeowners to match their retaining walls easily with other landscaping materials on their property. 

Raised Gardens

Landscaping blocks are the ideal product for creating a quick raised flower or garden bed. These blocks are heavy enough to maintain stability when stacked without additional cement or mortar. Many homeowners are choosing modular blocks over landscape timbers for building planting beds, due to their environmental benefits. While treated timbers can release harmful chemicals into the soil, modular blocks do not compromise the soil that will be held inside to grow flowers, vegetables and herbs. 


Get creative with modular blocks, and make your own garden furniture. Create hefty benches in your garden area, quick tables or pedestals. There is no limit to what can be built with these blocks with some imagination, yielding sturdy and weather resistant furniture options for you outdoor living spaces. 

Check out the vast variety of modular landscape blocks at your local landscape supply store, and begin your next creative landscape project.

Posted on behalf of Find Local Landscape Supply