We did the following steps to ensure a lasting wall:
- We made sure that the ground was level with every brick laid
- We used small metal rods to add stability, by driving them down the holes every so many feet.
- We used dirt and mulch to stabilize some more, behind the wall.
- We put landscape fabric down, below the mulch.
It's definitely added some curb appeal to the back yard, and I love it! Peter Cottontail also loves it! He comes out every day to enjoy the view (and he likes to eat the weeds in our yard, too).