How/what goes under decorative landscaping bricks so they don't sink?
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If you want to be sure they won't move, there are a lot of steps involved. Here's an article about secure installation of bricks along a garden edge. Wishing you the best.
My husband leveled the ground under ours, then put down pea sized gravel OR sand. It keeps them level and allows the water to drain away. I think he put down about an inch or a little more under the stones.
Sand or stone dust both work well. I use an old pruning blade to trace the stones and then excavate out any sod underneath. Depending on the thickness of the stones, you should excavate out enough to have 2-3 inches of sand or stone dust to set the stones into.
Crush. in the method described by Seth, or DesertRose.
Usually the ground underneath is tamped down then we used a landscaping fabric, then gravel or landscaping stones on top of that.