Building Friesenwall - planting & costs

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Building Friesenwall - planting & costs: building

Understandably, there is no reason to limit such a decorative boundary to a part of Germany. The basic structure is earth and stones, materials that are not uncommon everywhere in Germany. Perhaps regional differences can be brought about by the natural stones that are offered in the local construction market from the region? In any case, a Friesenwall anywhere in Germany is an interesting way to create boundaries within or on the edge of a property.

What is a Friesenwall?

A Friesenwall is an approximately 80 cm high wall, which consists of large stones, which are prevented by earth from losing their wall shape.
Since natural stones of different sizes are used, which also have natural differences in color and structure, a frieze wall looks more like something created by nature than a human building.

Friesenwall - material and costs

  • For a Friesenwall you need first natural stones and then loose earth, which is filled between and behind the stones and pressed firmly. It gives stability to the Friesenwall.

  • You can buy natural stones from the building materials trade or from the specialized trade in natural stones.

  • You can roughly calculate that you need about a ton of stones for two square meters.

  • You can use different stones for the wall construction, which influence the later effect of the wall. Porphyry stones are rather edgy, they cost around 50, - Euro the ton. Granite is available in different versions between about 55, - and over 100, - € per ton. Dolomite or basalt costs between 65, - and 120, - Euro per ton, gravel scree of various sizes from 50, - Euro the barrel, often with price differences for different sizes.

  • It is best if you order the stones from a dealer near you, where you can visit the material beforehand. So you can not only look at the colors on site, but also view the sorting by size.

  • You need for the lower layer of the wall large stones of about 50 cm in diameter, upwards smaller stones up to a diameter of about 20 cm.

Build Friesenwall

The wall should later get a slope of 10 to 15 percent, to check this, you should make two corresponding scaffolding from three wooden slats. Two slats at a right angle to set up, the third slanted bar sets the angle. If you attach a string between the scaffold on the left and the scaffold on the right of the sloping batten, you can layer the stones according to the specifications of this string. The string is pushed higher with a growing wall, the stones follow in the stratification of the slope.
  • Before laying up the first row, the floor is smoothed and the scaffolding on the sides should be leveled with a spirit level. Now the first row of stones is laid and fixed with earth in between and below, the earth should be pressed firmly, for example with a rammer.

  • Now it is further stratified, becoming narrower upwards according to the Vogaben of the scaffold.

  • The spaces will be

    each filled with earth, which is compacted by pounding.
  • For the top row, stones with a surface that is as straight as possible should be selected. If possible, a little sloping to the middle of the wall, then more soil can be introduced here for the planting of the wall crown.

  • In any case, you should make sure that the top of the wall is not shaped so obliquely that the impact of the rain immediately comes to an end, then the entire wall planting would suffer from constant dryness.

The planting of a Friesenwall

The finished wall is now left alone for a few days, where earth has settled is refilled. If wall and earth are a secure and solid bond, you can plant. Plants are planted on the top of the wall, where there are sufficiently large earth fields on the slopes. It is important that you press the root balls firmly and immediately pour quite vigorously (but carefully, you do not want to wash away any soil).
Where enough rain falls, wild roses or shrub roses can be planted on the wall. In areas where heat and dryness are more often to be expected, all upholstery that can tolerate periods of drought is suitable. Also for the slopes are such robust ground cover a good choice, here there is always the danger that some time dryness prevails due to insufficient impinging water. If it rains for a long time only in a slant, leaving a wall side in the dry, even very frugal plants must be additionally cast. In the garden center there is a large selection of suitable plants, such as the fat hen and the hornwort, the stonecrop and the loquat.
If the terrain is too wavy to layer a frieze wall, perhaps a mound (with ridge hedge) is suitable for the planned design task, a gabion wall can also be very appealing.If your neighbor or road is adjacent or you want to create a massive wall, you may need to be aware of regulations before the wall can take shape, then you should check in advance.

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