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Landscaping Tips: How to Use Bricks in the Garden

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Landscaping Tips: How to Use Bricks in the Garden

Looking to spruce up your garden, but don’t know exactly what to do and what material to use? Then why not try incorporating more bricks into your garden.

There are many ways to use bricks for your landscaping. Plus, they are relatively cheap and labor costs for brick pavers are also affordable. If you’re interested, then read on to learn how you can use bricks to make your garden look homey and inviting.

 

Create a brick path

One of the ways you can use bricks is by using them as the material to pave a walkway or path. A paved path is an excellent way of beautifying the home and bricks are a great material to work with.

They are slip-free because of their rough surface and isn’t too difficult to maintain. Aside from that, it is also able to endure pressure which is why it can be used for high-traffic walkways, driveways, and more.

 

Edging for garden beds

Separating your lawn and garden beds makes your garden appear clean and organized. With that said, lining the edge of your garden beds with the right material is key and bricks are a fine choice.

Not only will they be durable, but they also come in all sorts of edging styles and colors. You can easily modify the style of the bricks based on the appearance of your garden. There are various finishes of the brick that you can try out and see its suitability for your garden.

 

Cold frames

Cold frames are frames made out of various materials with a removable opening at the top that keeps the plants warm and protected. They are cheaper and occupies less space than a greenhouse would.

With that said, you can use bricks to line the sides of your cold frames if you need to protect them from the cold. They look very attractive in your garden and helps your plants grow well too.

 

Brick waterfall

A waterfall can be a wonderful feature to install in your garden. They help improve air quality and cools down your home.

If you want to build a small waterfall in your garden, then try and use bricks as a material.

You can have a waterfall lined with bricks installed by professionals. But if you’re feeling creative, you can do it yourself even with a few old bricks lying around the house.

 

Edging for walkway

An alternative to using bricks as your walkway material of choice is by using them to edge your walkway instead. This is a great idea especially if you already have a paved walkway.

Lining the edge of your walkways is a simple garden project that will leave more of an aesthetic impact in your garden than you would expect. As long as you complement the walkway material with bricks, this project is sure to make your walkway stunning.

 

Brick fire pit

A fire pit is always a great addition in any garden. It becomes a place for people to huddle around and mingle. On that note, you can use bricks to create your garden fire pit.

If you’re not sure about installing one yet, you can easily create a temporary one by stacking bricks up to form a small circle.

Make sure that you are using bricks that are able to withstand a tremendous amount of heat. These bricks are called either fire bricks or refractory bricks.

 

Raised garden beds

Another simple but awesome modification to your garden space is raised garden beds. Raised garden beds made out of brick are not only attractive decorations, but they are also quite sturdy.

According to firth.co.nz, raised garden beds are easier on your back when you’re doing a bit of gardening. Aside from that, they’re a barrier against weeds and pests too.

If you’re planning to plant flowers or vegetables, then consider using raised garden beds made out of brick materials.

 

Plant markers

If you have a couple of bricks lying around that isn’t enough for a full-blown garden project and you’re unwilling to spend more, then a simple and gratifying garden project with bricks are plant markers.

Plant markers are a nice touch in your garden and very easy to do. Simply write the name of your plants on the bricks with paint or permanent markers. Place the bricks near said plant and you’re done!

 

Wrap Up

Bricks are a sturdy and reliable material that can make for an attractive finish inside your garden. From creating a walkway to supporting garden beds, you have plenty of ways to make use of this versatile material.

Plus, bricks are cheap and are easy to install too! Hopefully, this article will inspire you to incorporate more bricks in your landscaping. Happy gardening!

Andi Croft is a freelance writer whose main interests are topics related to business, technology, and travel. This is brought about by her passion about going around the world, meeting people from all walks of life, and bringing along with her the latest tech to enhance her adventures.

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