Main Steps in Brick Edging

Determine the area for edging

Measure out the width and length of the brick to find out how many bricks make one foot of edging. Take the time to multiply the number of bricks along the length of the bedding’s edge to determine the total. Some of the edging encourages for curves along the landscape. To determine the appropriate areas for edging, you can use a garden hose, string, landscape paint or lime. You can avoid sharp corners with the edging to make mowing easier.

Dig an appropriate space for the bricks

Using the trench shovel, you can consider digging out an appropriate area for placing the bricks along the edge of the landscape. Make sure to make the trench deep enough for the sake of holding the bricks together.

You may choose to hammer wooden stakes at the curves and the ends of the trench. Run a mason line between stakes to generate a reference point for the height of the brick. You can consider adding an inch of sand in the trench and then lay the bricks on top.

Place the bricks within the trench

Consider placing the bricks against each other- adjust the bricks as you go. You may also seek to add leveling sand so as to get the edging even. The bricks should be positioned to a depth that leaves about half an inch of the surface showing.

Using a rubber mallet as well as a tamp the bricks can be placed securely in their right position. Keep working following the same fashion along the line. You can add some extra plants, top soil along with a thick layer of mulch. The beauty of the results is likely to surprise you.