say you have your base down, area marked off, (patio, walkway, drive, etc.). where and how do you begin the step of laying down your blocks? for example, i guess you can use a standard 4" block. like determining pattern, i wouldn't want to make an ugly cut right down the middle of the walkway. do you do the borders first? if so, do you start in the middle and work outwards towards the sides? do you use stakes or cement on the borders? i would really like to add this to my services. I have done some small jobs, but would like to step it up in quality and job size (and profits). I made a small manual for myself through PM's sent by Mark. i actually studied them and think i got the base prep down. Just would like to conyinue with the proper layout procedures. for example, what if you're laying down you edging bricks, and you wind up 1/2 inch short? do you go and put a sliver in the center of the edging, or do you put it at the end?