Landscape bricks for corner flower bed-Any ideas?

by Lou
Hubby brought bricks for my corner flower bed. I don't like the shape because there is a gap in between each one. Any ideas on how to fill the spaces? Or maybe something to put on top? We don't want to have to buy more to layer them because it would make it too high.
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  • Alexander Ceballos Alexander Ceballos on May 14, 2018

    Perhaps you can stake plastic edger on the back side of the bricks and fill the gap with pebbles or sand. Sand would probably wash out over time. I'd go with the pebbles. There are colorful ones you can buy.

    • Lou Lou on May 15, 2018

      I do have edging on the back side to hold them in place. And I really like the idea of filling in the spaces with pebbles. Thank you for suggesting that!!!

  • Jackie Welsh Jackie Welsh on May 14, 2018

    flip every other brick

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on May 14, 2018

    How about solar landscape lights between every other stone, and/or candytuft, alyssum or creeping phlox groundcover which would cascade over the edge. Think it would be beautiful.

    • Lou Lou on May 15, 2018

      I think I will go with the pebble idea mentioned above, but I think adding a few solar lights would dress it up nicely. Thanks for suggesting that.

  • Bijous Bijous on May 14, 2018

    They need to be dug in a little more (and turned over. The lip is used on a next layer so there's a staggered look to the blocks). The garden should then be filled with more dirt. Once this is done, the stones will look much better. Then plant short bunching plants butt up to the blocks. Good luck.

    • Lou Lou on May 15, 2018

      I can't dig them deeper because I already laid out the landscape fabric. I dug a deep trench, put the fabric up against the lawn side so the grass wouldn't grow into my bed. That was done a couple years ago and is still doing it's job so I don't want to mess with it. Thanks for the suggestions. I will plant short bunching plants along the bricks, I like that idea.

  • 17335038 17335038 on May 18, 2018

    Blocks of this shape are meant to be put together to make a circle. The arc bordering your corner garden is too shallow for the blocks to fit together properly. I would suggest that you use them, as intended, and form a circle around the driftwood sculpture. Doing so would not only make a focal point to the garden, but would also add some height variation and dimension. For edging, purchase other blocks, a shape more to your liking.

  • Donna R Hornock Donna R Hornock on Jan 10, 2021

    If you are in an area that stays above 5 degrees f. Try needle palm. We have four performing very well in northern Delaware.