Brick Sidewalk & Flowerbed

5 Materials
6 Hours

There were no established flowerbeds or walkways in the front of my house. There was however a buried brick sidewalk in the back yard that was no longer needed. I decided to repurpose those rather than buy edging or have concrete poured.

Add sand and level area

You will need to have a level sandy area to lay the brick. Spread the dirt, and use a rake to level.

Gather brick

Gather brick and unload them near worksite.

Lay bricks

Begin laying bricks. Tap them from each side as you go to ensure a tight fit.

Add rows

Continue adding rows and making sure it’s tight as you go. I used a board and sledge hammer every few rows to help tighten. You may have to play around with the placement of the brick. I changed it up a bit after seeing the first few rows laid.


I decided to make a border on each side by turning the bricks.

Finish and install bed

I curved the walkway to meet up with driveway. Then I installed a border around the flower beds. I added mulch to help prevent weeds.


Add bricks till complete. I watered down with a hose and avoided walking on it for several hours.

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  • Patsy47 Patsy47 on Jun 09, 2021

    i, too, am curious as to why you laid the bricks that way?? no criticism, just the it!

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  • Lamar Havard Lamar Havard on Jun 09, 2021

    Looks great! We laid ours flat for a short herringbone mailbox walkway for one of my aunts. But LOTS of cutting and fitting!

  • Doc's Mom Doc's Mom on Jun 10, 2021

    I like the way you laid your bricks. There are so many ways of doing it. Your way made me think of a path...the path continues this way around. Love it!