Photo by Melody
We rolled out several small fixes on January 29. If you encounter any problems, please report them in the designated thread in the DG Site Updates forum.

Handyman: Cinderblock garden wall- how to dress up

Communities > Forums > Handyman
Forum: HandymanReplies: 4, Views: 260
Add to Bookmarks
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 23, 2004
10:56 PM

Post #1206259

I have a friend with the backside of a 6 foot cinderblock wall down one side of their property. It has scraggly ivy on it now, but they want to make it look better. I was thinking some sort of dyed cement coating, not exactly stucco, since it's a tudor style house. Any ideas? (The dog pen remains are going to go. The wall runs right beside a nice sun room- 16 feet away.)

Appreciate your thoughts-

Thumbnail by sfk
Click the image for an enlarged view.


United States
(Zone 5b)

December 23, 2004
11:00 PM

Post #1206260

I see nothing wrong with parging the wall, and then the finish can be any number of styles. My personal is knock-down stucco, but tht's me.

edited to add:
Definition: A rough coat of mortar applied over a masonry wall as protection or finish.

This message was edited Dec 23, 2004 7:06 PM
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

December 24, 2004
1:30 PM

Post #1206957

Thanks- I was hoping you'd answer. I checked your very helpful link, and looked up cultured stone. I think that's going to be the answer.

Merry Christmas and Happy (belated) Solstice!

Washingtonville, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2005
1:14 PM

Post #1579552

Is it a south facing wall?

If it is with or without stucco, I'd espallier dwarf fruit trees on it!

Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

June 28, 2005
12:04 AM

Post #1581310

Thanks for the thought, but the wall is in shade, and I don't think fruit trees would do well enough. I ended up recommending a field stone facing.

You cannot post until you register and login.

Other Handyman Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Easy "Water Pic" Hole Digger roadrunner 20 Apr 11, 2008 3:43 AM
My rain water harvesting pics Dinu 24 Mar 31, 2009 4:28 PM
a peculiar bookcase (Horseshoe, have a look!!) dpmichael 56 Mar 17, 2007 6:57 PM
concrete stain crestedchik 7 May 30, 2007 4:27 AM
hard to move sliding glass door Janiejoy 10 Jul 9, 2009 3:37 PM

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America