Brick garden borders provide a way to delineate the beginning of flower beds or to let others know where they should step in your yard. Brick garden borders also are fun to put in because they allow for some controlled creativity in your backyard. Plan to make creating a brick garden border a weekend-long project, though, because you will need to put some planning time into it.
Begin by measuring the area where you want the brick garden border to go. You should measure with a bit of flexibility in mind as you may want to allow for different brick sizes. Measure the smallest and largest sizes you can brick in to allow for more choices.
Color is one of the biggest decisions to make with regard to a brick garden border. The classic red of many bricks is a choice to consider. Other traditional colors include gray and various shades of brown and beige. Some brick lines come in non-traditional brick colors, too, and these colors can work really well if you are planning a quirky design.
The size of the bricks also is important. The smallest of the bricks are only a few inches wide, but others are up to a foot wide. The height of the bricks also varies significantly. Shorter, narrower bricks tend to work for going around a basic flower garden, but if you need a border for a larger project, such as a fountain or birdhouse garden, then you should consider getting more substantial bricks for the border.
A final consideration is the shape of the bricks. Smaller bricks tend to be basic rectangular prisms, flat on all sides in a clearly rectangular shape. Others are curved or have scalloped tops. Choose the shape of the bricks that will show off the garden you are bordering.These factors should help you to find the right bricks and design your garden border.