Do I need to use paving sand when landscaping with bricks?
Someone said I need to put 2-inch of Paving sand down for the bricks to stay in place.
This was just to get an idea of what I was going to do and I'm just wondering if I really need to use the leveling sand or if I can get away with just using the dirt? Without the bricks shifting.
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I use 1-2" of gravel, then 1/2" of sand to control my level/angle etc. Those 'Home Depot' bricks have to be level to look right. Sometimes that means a stair step or two when placing them on an incline. I got a 3' level at Harbor Freight CHEAP : )
Absolutely not! I have had extensive garden beds for decades and have never used polymeric sand for the edging pieces. Merely follow these simple instructions (I don't use a level, I just eyeball things)
I do dig a trench and lay the edging as level as possible. I use the sand/soil from the bed as filler when needed. As my garden beds grow with time, setting edging permanently would not work for me. I don't find much shifting around and it's easily fixed as I work in the garden.
No you don't need paving sand for landscaping. If you were doing a patio or walkway you would. Dig a small trench and place the first layer about 1/3 deep in the trench. Make sure it's level. Then just use architectural concrete adhesive caulk for the next layers.
Thank you so much for your reply. I've never heard of a concrete adhesive caulk but I will try it.