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How to Create a Custom Courtyard

A courtyard with brick is an easy, colorful way to bring a sense of design and purpose to a yard.

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Materials

  • bricks
  • pavers
  • concrete blocks
  • snap edging
  • 12" landscape spikes
  • landscape spikes
  • concrete sand
  • type S mortar cement
  • concrete adhesive
  • polymeric sand
  • water
  • nylon string
  • marking paint
  • wooden stakes
  • pipes

Tools

  • skid loader
  • vibratory plate compactor
  • wheelbarrow
  • sledgehammer
  • trowel
  • rubber mallet
  • iron rakes
  • shovel
  • broom
  • hoe
  • 6' level
  • string level
  • tape measure
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • work gloves

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