How to Install Brick Edging
Time Required: Over 1 day
Bricks are versatile and easy to handle, making them a popular edging choice. Available in many colors and textures, bricks are rated according to their frost-resistance. This guide will teach you the best way to add brick edging to your yard.
Whenever possible, lay out the borders of a garden bed so there is little or no need to cut bricks.
Start edging at a fixed point, such as a house, and work toward an open area so you can adjust the length of a course if you need to.
Lay out your bed and dig a flat-bottomed trench for the edging.
Cut the walls of the trench straight up and down and tamp the bottom down firmly.
Put the bricks in the trench, aligning their tops with the mason’s line.
Adjust the depth of the trench by removing or adding and tamping soil as necessary so that the bricks sit level.
When edging a corner, run a second mason’s line between end stakes at a 90 degree angle to the first line.
Set bricks in the trench, using the lines as guides and check for square with a framing square.