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How to Install a Mowing Strip of Bricks (page 2 of 2)

Learn how to install a strip of bricks that will not only accent your outdoor space but also make cutting the grass easier.

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Create a wet mortar mix.

Use three parts sand to one part cement, and place a thin layer of it in the bottom of the trench. Lay the bricks on top, and use a rubber mallet to tap them down, ensuring that they are level.

Use Rubber Mallet to Tap Bricks Level

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Fill with a dry mix of mortar.

Using the same ratio of sand to cement, brush it between the gaps in the bricks with a trowel or brush. Wet the mortar by sprinkling water over the bricks using a watering can.

Use Mortar Between Gaps in Bricks

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Consider a curved lawn edge.

Rounded lawn spaces will require a slightly different process. Mark off the mowing strip using a garden hose or a line of sand. Place the bricks along the inner curve; the space between the bricks will be wider at the mowing strip's outer edge.

Brick Edge Eases Mowing Concerns

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