Utilize Garden Brick for the Outdoor Walkway

brick walkway next to rocks
  • 4-40 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 0-1,000

You can enjoy a walkway made from garden brick, not just because of the decorative touch it adds to your yard, but because it will help you from having to step in dirt and mud when you walk through your yard. Here's what you'll need to know about how to install your own brick walkway.

Step 1 - Build a Level Walkway

You'll want your walkway to be flat and even. To accomplish this, you can build temporary screed rails that will show where the top surface of your walkway should be. All you have to do is to lay a carpenter's level across the tops of the two screed rails and note the bubble in the level.

Step 2 - Fill your Walkway

rows of brick on the ground

By filling the space between your screed rails with sand, you'll create a base for your bricks.

Step 3 - Lay Your Bricks

You will be better able to lay your bricks in a straight line if you run a string between stakes at the beginning and end of your walkway, then use the string as a guideline to lay your bricks.

Step 4 - Fill the Joints

Once your bricks are laid in place, they will be less likely to shift if you fill the spaces between them with sand. When all bricks are laid, they will be more solid if you wet the sand with a garden hose.