lay bricks as border around edge of path
lay interior bricks at an angle
use wet saw to cut bricks to fit in odd spaces
sweep sand into every crevice
Apply Sand and Bricks
Apply sand to the path using the backside of a rake. Be sure to not use the tongs of the rake. That will only further disturb the sand and paver base. Using a screed and level, make sure the sand is uniform and then tamp the sand again.
Start laying the bricks as a border around the edge of the path, tapping each one down firmly into the sand with a rubber mallet. Next, start angling bricks into the corner. One by one, lay the interior bricks at an angle (Images 1 and 2), continuing this pattern for the rest of the path.
For spaces that are created in the pattern, you'll need to use a wet saw to cut bricks to fit (Image 3). Wet saws can frequently be rented from home improvement or rental centers.
As you continue around the path, use the screed to make sure the sand remains nice and level before bricks are laid.
When all the bricks have been laid, pour sand over the top, raking it over the entire path. Then, with a broom, sweep it into every crevice (Image 4).
Wet saws are a great tool for cutting brick, but they're also extremely dangerous if not used properly. Read the owner's manual before using a wet saw.
Keep blades sharp, clean and oiled, and inspect blades for cracks.
Never wear jewelry or loose clothing, and tie back long hair.
Wear hearing protection.
Never cut unless you have a clear work area and solid footing.
Never use a wet saw on a scaffold.
Always lock saws where children cannot get to them.