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Garden Bed Borders with Leftover Brick

If you’re lucky enough to have any sort of garden during this lockdown period, then you have a little piece of heaven on your hands, and now is the perfect time to start sprucing it up. A great way to neaten up flower bed areas is to create a border around them with leftover brick.

If you don’t have enough leftover brick lying around at home – visit your nearest Corobrik centre when the lockdown lifts and choose from a wide variety of face brick in a wide variety of colours and sizes.

Browse through these DIY flower bed borders for inspiration. Once you’ve decided which project will suit your garden best, grab the whole family and spend a fun afternoon outdoors making brick edges around your flower beds.



This is a simple, fuss-free brick border that even your kids could manage. Make a trench around your flower bed roughly the same width and depth as your chosen brick. (If you don’t have leftover brick at home and want to wait until the lockdown is over to visit your nearest Corobrik store and purchase new brick, you can browse the range online so long and get the exact dimensions so that you can begin digging your trenches in the meantime.)

After you have dug your trench, lay the bricks on their side next to each other, leaving a small gap in between each one. Knock the bricks down with a mallet and then cover the area with sand. 

If you’d like to challenge yourself with a more complicated and time-consuming flower bed border, this is the project for you. This brick flower bed border doubles as a casual garden bench which is very convenient when planting. You’ll have to use substantially more brick for this project as it requires a small retaining brick wall, which is then capped with a brick edge.

This flower bed border is created using brick laid horizontally for the initial edging and then finished off using brick laid perpendicular to this – creating an aesthetically appealing geometric-shaped trimming.

You may use any colour brick for your flower bed borders, but we recommend a rich red face brick that complements the natural greenery beautifully. View Corobrik’s full red face brick range here.

Will you be attempting any of these DIY brick flower bed borders at home? We would love to hear from you in the comments section below.





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