1. Ask the Expert: Fertilization Strategies for Success: Dec. 12, 2017
    Learn how to do more with less when it comes to your fertilization services. Join the live Ask the Expert event hosted by Koch Turf & Ornamental: Dec. 12, 12-2 p.m. ET in the Fertilizer Application forum .

bricks as edging how to???

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by DBLC, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. DBLC

    DBLC LawnSite Member
    from AR
    Messages: 130

    I need to install bricks 2 high for aprox 260' this will take me 104o bricks i think. My question is what is the best way to prep? They are outlining a flower bed. Do i add sand and tamp? or is there more to it? How should I price this? I have helped brick a house, put that is my extent! Please help! Thanks!
  2. ParkerLawn

    ParkerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 511

    I have done several of these jobs in the past and I always dig my outline out, then add small rock and put a base sand on top of that and tamp it out. You will need an epoxy for the second layer to hold.
  3. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    Its hard to say without seeing or knowing what results you want to achieve.

    If you are matching brick on a house, I think you should start with a solid base and mortar the brick together just as the house.

    If you just have some brick and want to use them in the landscape as a border, maybe just be creative.

    I will look best if you keep level and not just lay on same contour as ground. Do step ups and downs for grade changes and add some plants to soften border in different areas.

    many ideas for that type of border. If your brick has holes in them, you need to do something different, trust me.

Share This Page