How to beautify pavers


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Old 07-02-18, 07:56 PM
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How to beautify pavers

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I have about a 6 foot square in the back yard that I want to make into a little garden. Since its surrounded by grass, I want to make a border around it. I was thinking I would use standard brick size pavers since I already made a small patio in the back yard, and this would match.

My problem is that the ground isn't level, so some of the border "walls" will have to be above ground and the sides of the pavers will be exposed. This means the little nubs on the side of the pavers that create the space between the bricks will be visible. I don't think that will look very good.

Any ideas on how to make this work?
 
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Old 07-03-18, 04:02 AM
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How unlevel is it? would leveling the area out be feasible? or getting regular brick that match the paver's color?
 
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Old 07-03-18, 05:37 AM
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Easiest would be to use the pavers flat as they were intended. That way the spacing nubs would be on the side and concealed by your patio and the ground. Other than that you can look for a landscape edger which are designed to be installed on their narrow edge.
 
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Old 07-03-18, 06:06 AM
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Your wanting to build vertically with a product that is intended to be horizontal, you want to look into dimensional wall stone for anything going up!
 
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--How unlevel is it? would leveling the area out be feasible? or getting regular brick that match the paver's color?-- I would say it is a good 2-3 brick difference between the high and low side. Unfortunately, the only regular bricks I have seen around here are the standard red and grey at HD.

--Easiest would be to use the pavers flat as they were intended. That way the spacing nubs would be on the side and concealed by your patio and the ground. Other than that you can look for a landscape edger which are designed to be installed on their narrow edge.-- The ground isn't level though, so some sides would be exposed.

--Your wanting to build vertically with a product that is intended to be horizontal, you want to look into dimensional wall stone for anything going up!-- Yeah, I came to that conclusion after thinking about it for a bit. What am I going to do? Mortar the pavers? I don't think so.

I will just have to find a more suitable brick that matches the patio. Its made of the red charcoal pavers at HD if anybody has any suggestions.
 
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Old 07-03-18, 08:28 PM
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I've been thinking about this and if the pavers are completely above ground, how do you intend to hold them in place?
 
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Old 07-03-18, 09:50 PM
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We always think better with a visual. Post a picture of your current pad.
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Only the bricks on the low side of the slope would be above ground, the high side would be at ground level. I was thinking I would stack them like regular mortared bricks. But as I mentioned in the last post, I'm not going to do that.
 
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No pad, just a hole in the ground.
 
 

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