So I thought it might be nice to build a little brick pathway off the side of my front porch. Lord knows, I have enough spare bricks around here, and just a reminder, this is the "path" before:
So I had a dream... a dream of a cottage-y brick walkway.
Countless hours of back-breaking work later, my dream is almost a reality!!
First step: excavate the pounds and pounds of clay mud, rock and tree roots in the area:
Good lord this took longer than expected. Good lord my back has ached for 2 weeks.
That is definitely the hardest part. Then you put in landscape edging, and add the first bag of gravel! So satisfying!
Next I poured lots of sand on top of that gravel, and smoothed it out. Perfect levels are for sissies. I like a more organic (lazier) look.
Then the painstaking brick-laying:
That did not stop me from planting some edging plants though!
Check the Dwarf Mondo Grass:
Look for "final" pics in the days to come!