Whether they’re leftover from a home improvement project, or you inherited them from the previous owner of your home, you may have some bricks sitting around taking up space. But before getting rid of them, consider putting the bricks to use in your yard or garden. Here are a few ideas.
How to reuse bricks in your yard
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A lot will depend on how many bricks you have at your disposal, so we’re going to stick with relatively smaller-scale projects, as opposed to things like building a garden shed. Here are some of the best ways to reuse old bricks in your yard.
Edge landscaped areas
Use the bricks to edge flowerbeds, mulched areas around trees, or your lawn. There are a few different options: You can place the bricks along the perimeter so they’re easy to move; you can dig a shallow, brick-sized trench and arrange them so they’re inlaid in the soil; or you can make it more permanent, and use cement.
Build raised garden beds
Old bricks are also great for building raised garden beds, which serve a function, while adding visual interest to your yard. This guide walks you through the process constructing them.
Make stepping stones
If you’re rich in bricks, you can use them to pave a pathway or patio. But even if you’re not, you may have enough to create a few stepping stones through part of your yard or garden.
Create a fire pit
Spend more time lounging outdoors around your very own backyard fire pit, made using repurposed bricks. As far as DIY projects go, this one isn’t too difficult. In fact, according to these instructions, you can get it done in an afternoon, and don’t need to use mortar or concrete.