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DIY Brick Lawn Edging: A Step-by-Step Guide to a Crisp and Defined Lawn

by Donna
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Creating a Crisp and Defined Lawn Edge with Bricks

Edging your lawn with bricks is a great way to achieve a polished and formal look while also enhancing the health and longevity of your lawn. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you create a beautiful brick lawn edging:

Materials You’ll Need:

  • Bricks
  • Mortar (Bostik General Purpose Mortar Grey 5kg)
  • Building sand
  • Cement
  • Trowel
  • Rubber mallet (Gelert Rubber Mallet)
  • Rake

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Prepare the Mortar

Mix sand and cement in a ratio of 4:1. Gradually add water until you achieve a consistency similar to a thick cake batter. Avoid making the mixture too sloppy or dry.

Step 2: Lay the Bricks

Spread a layer of mortar along the edge of a small section of your lawn. Carefully place the bricks on the mortar, ensuring that their ends meet. Gently press them into the mixture using your hands.

Step 3: Settle the Bricks

Use a rubber mallet to gently tap the bricks into place. Make sure they are level and aligned with the edge of the lawn. Continue laying bricks until you’ve edged the entire lawn.

Step 4: Finish the Edging

Once all the bricks are in place, rake border soil up to the bricks. Avoid stepping on the edging for a few days to allow the mortar to set. You can mow the grass right over the brick edging once it’s fully dry.

Tips for Success:

  • Choose bricks that are durable and weather-resistant for long-lasting results.
  • Dig a shallow trench along the edge of the lawn to provide a stable base for the bricks.
  • Use a level to ensure that the bricks are laid evenly and follow the contour of the lawn.
  • Water the soil around the bricks to help the mortar set and prevent cracking.
  • Regularly remove weeds and debris from the brick edging to maintain its appearance.

Benefits of Brick Lawn Edging:

  • Enhances the curb appeal of your lawn by creating a clean and defined edge.
  • Prevents lawn edges from becoming overgrown and ragged.
  • Reduces the need for frequent mowing and trimming.
  • Provides a barrier against pests and weeds.
  • Adds an attractive and timeless accent to your outdoor space.


Edging your lawn with bricks is a simple and rewarding project that can transform the look and feel of your yard. By following these step-by-step instructions and using the right materials, you can create a beautiful and functional brick lawn edging that will enhance the beauty and longevity of your lawn for years to come.

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