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Upgrade and beautify your outdoor living environment with our huge selection of patio stones and pavers and edging stones. Use retaining wall blocks, caps and leveling sand to give your lawn a sense of uniformity and order. Dealing with an uneven landscape? Hardscaping is a great solution. Build your own stone wall or retaining wall. Looking for unique ideas to add dimension to your yard? Try a railroad tie retaining wall and landscaping ties for a change. Lead the way with stepping-stonesand flagstones, or create a one-of-a-kind driveway using driveway pavers. Maintenance is a snap with paver sand and panels, jointing and polymeric sand and life-extending paver sealers. Fire Pit project kits are a convenient way to improve your yard’s appearance. Use edging to differentiate between your lawn and garden pathways with garden edging, lawn edging, or path edging. Looking for garden and landscape edging ideas and materials? See what you can do with your garden edges by using concrete edging, brick edging, or plastic lawn edging. Thinking about a rock garden or want to incorporate landscape rocks into your garden design or some creative garden ideas? Lowe’s has you covered. Stay warm with an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Choose from a gas fire pit, stone fireplace, stone fire pit and more. Not sure where to begin? Learn what to do when building a fire pit. We also carry outdoor fireplace kits to get you started. If you’re in need of patio or backyard inspiration, check out our front yard landscaping ideas, backyard ideas and backyard patio ideas.
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Brick Landscape Edging

Bring Out the Best in Your Backyard Upgrade and beautify your outdoor living environment with our huge selection of patio stones and pavers and edging stones. Use retaining wall blocks, caps and leveling sand to give your lawn a sense of uniformity and order. Dealing with an uneven landscape? Hardscaping is a great solution. Build your own stone wall or retaining wall. Looking for unique ideas to add dimension to your yard? Try a railroad tie retaining wall and landscaping ties for a change. Lead the way with stepping-stonesand flagstones, or create a one-of-a-kind driveway using driveway pavers. Maintenance is a snap with paver sand and panels, jointing and polymeric sand and life-extending paver sealers. Fire Pit project kits are a convenient way to improve your yard’s appearance. Use edging to differentiate between your lawn and garden pathways with garden edging, lawn edging, or path edging. Looking for garden and landscape edging ideas and materials? See what you can do with your garden edges by using concrete edging, brick edging, or plastic lawn edging. Thinking about a rock garden or want to incorporate landscape rocks into your garden design or some creative garden ideas? Lowe’s has you covered. Stay warm with an outdoor fireplace or fire pit. Choose from a gas fire pit, stone fireplace, stone fire pit and more. Not sure where to begin? Learn what to do when building a fire pit. We also carry outdoor fireplace kits to get you started. If you’re in need of patio or backyard inspiration, check out our front yard landscaping ideas, backyard ideas and backyard patio ideas.
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Brick Landscape Edging

Buying Edging Steel edging is the most common metal edging, although you might not find it at local nurseries. Look for it at larger garden centers or at landscape suppliers, which is where most pros get it. (Search “Landscape Equipment and Supplies” online or in your Yellow Pages.) Steel edging comes in 4-in. wide by 10-ft. long strips in a variety of colors. Keep in mind that it’ll eventually rust, especially in a salt environment. It’s heavy, floppy stuff and needs almost full support when you transport it. Aluminum edging, besides being lighter and stiffer, won’t rust and is also available in a wide variety of colors. Look for it through landscaping suppliers, although it might be difficult to find. You might have to order it. Be sure stakes are included with your purchase. You’ll find black plastic edging at every garden center and home center, sometimes in both regular and heavy-duty thicknesses. Buy the thicker material. It better withstands those inevitable bumps and hard knocks that go with lawn mowing.
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Brick Landscape Edging

Brick landscape edging will add a graceful finishing touch to your lawn, driveway, and patio area. It will help stop grass creeping into your driveway and flowerbeds since it helps to reduce yard maintenance. The edging can also increase your property value. Follow these step-by-step directions to incorporate brick edging into your landscape.
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Brick Landscape Edging

Steel edging is the most common metal edging, although you might not find it at local nurseries. Look for it at larger garden centers or at landscape suppliers, which is where most pros get it. (Search “Landscape Equipment and Supplies” online or in your Yellow Pages.) Steel edging comes in 4-in. wide by 10-ft. long strips in a variety of colors. Keep in mind that it’ll eventually rust, especially in a salt environment. It’s heavy, floppy stuff and needs almost full support when you transport it.
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Brick Landscape Edging

Step Six // How to Edge a Garden Bed With Brick Cut the Keystones Photo by Kolin Smith With the brick marked, rest it on a work surface with the cutlines faceup. Fit the circular saw with the segmented diamond blade. Adjust the depth of the blade so that it will just barely cut through the brick in a single pass. To minimize dust, trickle water onto the brick as you cut; use the nail to puncture the bottom of the water bottle to create a steady trickle. Set the cut keystone brick into the opening to make sure it fits.
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Brick Landscape Edging

Step Eleven // How to Edge a Garden Bed With Brick Lay the Bricks Photo by Kolin Smith Working in stretches several feet long, use the trowel to cover the paver base with the stone-dust mixture. Press the bricks into place one at a time, tapping them down with the rubber mallet. Make the face of each brick flush with the ground on either side of the trench and with the brick preceding it. Continue, brick by brick, and set the cut keystones at curves, maintaining a consistent gap. Use any leftover stone dust to backfill along the back edge of the bricks, then cover it with soil.
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With the brick marked, rest it on a work surface with the cutlines faceup. Fit the circular saw with the segmented diamond blade. Adjust the depth of the blade so that it will just barely cut through the brick in a single pass. To minimize dust, trickle water onto the brick as you cut; use the nail to puncture the bottom of the water bottle to create a steady trickle. Set the cut keystone brick into the opening to make sure it fits.
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Working in stretches several feet long, use the trowel to cover the paver base with the stone-dust mixture. Press the bricks into place one at a time, tapping them down with the rubber mallet. Make the face of each brick flush with the ground on either side of the trench and with the brick preceding it. Continue, brick by brick, and set the cut keystones at curves, maintaining a consistent gap. Use any leftover stone dust to backfill along the back edge of the bricks, then cover it with soil.
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Step Thirteen // How to Edge a Garden Bed With Brick Hose off the Edging Photo by Kolin Smith Brush away any excess polymeric sand or dust; either one can stain the bricks if it gets damp. With the hose, wash the edging with a gentle spray, dampening the sand between the bricks without dislodging it. As the sand absorbs water, it will set, acting like grout to lock the bricks in place for years to come.
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Step Four // How to Edge a Garden Bed With Brick Mark the Bricks Photo by Kolin Smith You’ll make angled keystone bricks to fill the triangular gaps in the curves. Center a brick over a gap, and use the masonry pencil to mark its end where it overlaps its neighboring bricks, as shown. Mark the opposite end of the brick in the same way.
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Step Five // How to Edge a Garden Bed With Brick Transfer the Marks Photo by Kolin Smith Flip the brick over, and transfer the marks from each end onto its face. Use the masonry pencil, and a straightedge if necessary, to draw lines connecting the marks at each end of the brick to form your cutlines.
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To reduce maintenance we added a 4-in. deep trench that we lined with plastic edging and filled with mulch. The edging keeps grass roots from creeping into the stone wall, and the mulch provides a mowing track for the lawn mower wheels. With taller types of grass, you can mow right over the plastic border and cut the lawn edge cleanly. There’s no need to trim the grass.
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For the lawn edging, place a few edgers at each end of the line to measure the width and depth of the channel you will dig. Excavate the channel they will rest in for the lawn edging. These edgers should be only ½-inch above grade when installed, as they will settle to ground level later.

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