Project Guide

How to Install a Brick Paver Edge

1
Plan Your Garden Edging
Plan Your Garden Edging

Decide on where to place your garden edge and be mindful of how you want to set it up. Use stakes, a garden hose or string to plot the course. Be aware of your sprinklers, drip system, or any pipes or wiring underground.

2
Clear Planned Area
Clear Planned Area

Once you have outlined the area, rake away any grass, rocks and debris.

3
Level the Area
Level the Area

Use a hand tamper or shovel to level it off.

4
Lay Fabric
Lay Fabric

Cover the area with landscape fabric to keep any future weeds from popping up. Staple the fabric in place. Cut holes where you plan to plant vegetation.

5
Spread Sand
Spread Sand

To help with leveling, lay polymer jointing sand under where pavers will go. This also keeps pavers in place after getting wet.

6
Begin Laying Bricks
Begin Laying Bricks

Place four pavers in a line on top of the sand. Use a level to make sure each brick is laying flat. If some are unstable, either add more sand or use a rubber mallet to whack them into place. Repeat in sections of four until finished. Fill in gaps between pavers with more sand. When finished, follow directions to wet and set the sand.

7
Plant Your Garden
Plant Your Garden

Add plants or flowers to the holes you cut in the landscape fabric. Cover with mulch. Or, skip the plants and just lay mulch for clean landscape design.