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Landscaping: Tips for Your Backyard

Building brick paths and stone walls creates a magical landscape. It's also hard work. These tips will help you work smarter and faster and they'll help ensure that your paths and walls look as good in 20 years as they do the day you finish.

Snap lines on the sand

Save your back

Cover your grass

Keep sand in the cracks

Keep the dust down

Save your fingertips

Skip the mortar

Pack the gravel in layers

Build in drainage for long-lasting walls

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July 18, 12:09 PM [GMT -5]

This is a great post. I especially like the tip to add polymeric sand to the cracks in your paver bricks. My neighbor's landscaping company Green Stuff also used it to complete their patio last summer. This tends to be a step that isn't completed until weeks after the bricks are laid, which can easily be shifted without the proper additive. I like using the polymeric sand mostly because wet sand is easier to apply than dry sand.

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