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Order the Bricks
Welcome to this old house installing border made of bricks is easy low-cost way to dress up of garden beds and separated from the lawn you want to use clay pavers sometimes called severe weather bricks for the stand up to the cold and frost check out those tools and materials on this webpage to see what else we made to figure how many bricks the owner use the rope to measure length of your bed laying the edge of the bed making sure the rope follows the curves keep the rope snag to grass line, Mark the rope at the end of the bed, pull the rope taut, then use the measuring tape to find the true length, Divide that length in inches by 4 or the width of the bricks tack on 10 percent from the stick then order your bricks.
Scout the Curves
Next your scout the curves Line the edge of the bed with bricks piling it up slightly a long gently curves, for tight curves, you need to cut angle key stone bricks, find the center of the curve and leave a gap the shape of pie slice which be no wider than width of a single brick.
Place the brick over the gap, then use the masonry pencil to mark work meets the bricks below
Flip the brick over and connect the mark to trace the angle cutline’s
Grab a circular saw with the segmented diamond blade and Simple Blades Depths absolutely pass true the brick make a punch cut through the brick, puncture water bottle with a nail and keep on hand trickle water onto the brick during cut
This trick helps keep dust out, and reposition yourself further down cutline and plunge it again to connect the cut.
Dig the Trench
Ok it’s time to dig the trench, with tarp along side of the bed, use the trenching shovel to cut into a soil at the grass line, to mark the opposite boundary of the trench use the brick for reference, dig the second line parallel to the first several inches beyond the end of the brick, Dig up the soil between the two line tossing it to the tarp as you get.
Digging to the soil changes its color, that means you past the loamy topsoil, this bit frosty just by rubbing your bricks during winter. Measure the depth of your trench; it should be at least 6 inches so you have enough room for the layer of paver base, stone dust, and bricks, you want the face of bricks flush with the ground for the will of push long board. Use the garden hoe to scrape out any loss soil and shovel out unto the tarp when you finish you can add the freshly dug soil to your existing garden to build it up
Come pour the layer paver base in the trench, spread it evenly to thickness through 3 inches , use hand tamper to pack it down,
For the next layer use wheel borrow to mix 6 shovelfuls of stoned dust with a single shovelfuls of Portland cements. The Portland cement helps stiffen the mixture and hold the bricks in place. Mist the mixture slightly of water and stir it will with the garden hoe.
Shovel the stoned-dust mixture into the trench and use the trowel to spread it out and a layer is about 1 inch deep, now working against the edge of the bed set the bricks in place one by one, once you satisfied with the position of the brick, use the rubber mallet to tap it in place till it flush with the earth on either side, you may need to pull them out and add and remove some the of stone dust mixture so will set evenly, use the 2 foot level to makes sure the bricks set flush with each other and even with lawn. To look around gentle curves fan out the bricks slightly to discrete even paver gap between
For the tight curves set the key stone bricks that cut earlier at the sharpies point in the term, with the edging in place work down the line of the bricks and press down any visible paver base in the trench with the head of rubber mallet so you can cover the soil, double check to make sure all the bricks are firmly against the grass line creating unique and uniform look. With the brick in place, its time to fill a joint with polymeric sand, pour the sand over the bricks filling the gaps between them, use orange paint brush to work any loss sand into the gaps then use rubber mallet to tap the bricks
When the edging entirely sweep gently spray with water which will activate the polymeric sand and lock the brick in place in years to come