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Laid flat, bricks give a smart finish to a lawn and are suitable for both formal and informal areas. If they are laid beneath the level of the turf then they make an ideal mowing edge.
For an attractive rustic effect, bricks can be laid on their sides around the edge of the lawn. They should be laid diagonally with about half of the brick in the soil and the remainder above ground.
Giving a sense of formality to a lawn, this style of edging looks good in the gardens of Victorian townhouses where it will complement the architecture. This style is also popular in terra-cotta.
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