How to Edge a Garden Bed With Brick | This Old House

How to Edge a Garden Bed With Brick | This Old House

Use clay pavers to form a tidy border to separate your lawn from plantings. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
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50 Comments

  1. Cotton Mather on July 29, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    This video shows how to do it the 100% professional way. Depending on the area, you can do this simply by making sure soil is prepped, then add salt to the soil to inhibit weeds, lay bricks, add paver sand which inhibits weeds, between cracks, broom and hose down.

  2. pritam k on July 29, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Very simple and attractive. Thank you for sharing.

  3. миха кудрявцев on July 29, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Поебень, по-русски говоря…

  4. Chris N on July 29, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    That’s not an easy project at all! You have to hire someone to do it.

  5. Jamiee.R on July 29, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    I absolutely love that plant at 1:00 what is the name of it? I’d like to plant some of my own!

  6. Gary Derby on July 29, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Like someone is actually going to do this just to lay down a row of bricks!

  7. Stephen P on July 29, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Jesus Christ. I’d need about 5 different stores to get all these supplies.

  8. Dede Thom on July 29, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    So many easier ways to do this. Watch a different video

  9. Tarun Monitor on July 29, 2021 at 9:14 pm
  10. E Johnson on July 29, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    I will never understand why professionals keep using polymeric sand to set pavers in place. That doesn’t work, the ants always dig it out and you get crab grass growing in between.

  11. Dan Basta on July 29, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Love watching This Old House, unfourtionally, the Pittsburgh channel, channel 13 PBS went off the air, can’t get it anymore on my tv antenna. Bummer, and I love PBS educational TV channels.

  12. Robert Smith on July 29, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Visiting friends will be really impressed when you tell them it took 4 years to complete this job…

  13. Rafid Shabeeb on July 29, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Can I use sand instead of stone dust and what kind of sand.?

  14. RedClayFarm on July 29, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    the end shows the bricks flush with the mulch…bricks went in before mulch, so how space should be left on the mulch side to account for the covering…1" 2"???

  15. skippymagrue on July 29, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    I’m so glad I live in Texas. I don’t have to worry about freezing bricks.

  16. Alsina Kiria on July 29, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Got a bunch of antique bricks I dug out of what is to be my new garden. I’ve been told that they used to firm the walkway. I’m trying to figure out what to do with them. This seems like a great idea.

  17. Haarixx on July 29, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    One hell of a job to do all this….

  18. Mar Rodriguez on July 29, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Life us too short !!!

  19. Matthew Carmack on July 29, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Spray.. set the bricks on top of sprayed grass.. then sell the house!

  20. Narmin Asadova on July 29, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Gəl bizim bağa da bir əl at. Ortalığa çıxarammıram 😂😂 In a nutshell 👏👏👏

  21. Frank Campos on July 29, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    I love it how all the “paver edging” videos all show people digging in nice loamy soils and level yards. Show me how to do it in a high sloping yard that is full of Alabama chert (concrete-like clay/ rock soil)! 🤣
    Also, TOH once again is using “stone dust”. What the heck is that (other than the obvious – thanks to any CPT Obvious out there) and where can you find it? Cannot find it in the southeast.

  22. Amfas Fam on July 29, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Wow i like your garden very nice❤🙏💯

  23. John K on July 29, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Romans 3:23
    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    Hebrews 9:27
    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
    Isaiah 64:6
    But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
    Revelation 21:8
    But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
    Romans 5:8
    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    John 14:6
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    Romans 10:9-10.
    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    John 5:24
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
    1John 5: 10-13
    He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
    And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
    He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
    These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
    Ephesians 2:8-9
    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    Not of works, lest any man should boast.
    Romans 8:1
    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
    1 Corinthians 15:3-4
    For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
    2 Corinthians 5:21
    For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
    …………………..

  24. Manpreet Singh on July 29, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I have heard that sand-concrete mix is better than mixing stone-dust with concrete.

  25. Reddylion on July 29, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Nice

  26. Melvyn Joseph on July 29, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    I tell you what, this video was very “EDGY” 🤦‍♂️

  27. Renu Bhardwaj on July 29, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    I also like this gardan but

  28. Robert Kattner on July 29, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Way to much work and expesive. Use ceder or pressure treated 4X4.

  29. Sergey Bebenin on July 29, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Why not put down the top layer of crushed stone the entire way, even it, and then install all bricks at once? It’ll guarantee they are all nice and even and it’ll go a lot faster

  30. Eric Florez on July 29, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Un verdadero albañil se reiría de esa construcción 😂😂😂

  31. Penelope Hunt on July 29, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Very well done

  32. Quý Anh Trần TV on July 29, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Chào bạn. Khu vườn bạn thiết kế rất đẹp, thật tuyệt vời.

  33. Rafael Ramirez on July 29, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Beautifully executed…!
    Every step seems simple and well explained, the only thing I’d change is the height of the bricks. I’d rather have my bricks or stone a little higher than my lawn to make a better contrast and accentuate the mulch or rock in between those plants.

  34. Veroniciany Veronica on July 29, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Very bad job. You didn’t even try to make the bricks line smooth.

  35. Ruhasina.j.r Ruhasina.j.r on July 29, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Superb 🙂🙂🙂

  36. VityokChotkiy on July 29, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    the trench depth and sub base quantity seems like an overkill for this

  37. Anakonda Kids on July 29, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Beautiful!

  38. Stank Planks Skate on July 29, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Ya never know when you might wanna edge a garden bed with bricks 😂

  39. Buck Buck on July 29, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    then move far away

  40. Peggy Sorrento on July 29, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    I have a super cheap way (dig a bit, black plastic underlay, pave on, done) did the same job and after 25 years it is as good as the one you show us here.

  41. water damage restoration on July 29, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Really gorgeous work

  42. evenstephen on July 29, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I watched this video 5 years ago when it was released.. Today, I have a weed filled trench, bricks in piles within the flower bed and I’m missing the tips of 3 fingers…. lol!

  43. Dolores M on July 29, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I’m a gonna do a sawtooth design with my bricks. Did the entire width inside my cedar fence for my daughter’s garden. Freakin’ breeze. Dig a trench, put down a string line to keep it straight and do a little trenching. Work with each brick & place on 45 degree angle. Very Zen like. Old Philly style border. Geeze, I need a landscaping degree for this project. I have to be an expert in enough garbage in this life. Landscaping ain’t one of them. A project that’s fun and easy. That’s what I’m talking about.

  44. Construction Machinery Channel on July 29, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Finally, someone using paver base. Well done.

  45. Charlie P on July 29, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Now I know why every person’s house I see this done by the homeowner it looks like garage. It’s a lot of work! 😳

  46. ryansls on July 29, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    This was a horrible job

  47. Mo Sayied on July 29, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    What’s paver base know as in the UK?

  48. Rita Rodriguez on July 29, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Be careful not to cut off you finger as you saw the brick. Whf. Just leave a gap.

  49. Robert Gibson on July 29, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Never do it like this.

  50. Nigel Hunter on July 29, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Lovely job.

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