Instead of purchasing landscaping bricks for your next project, make your own. Pouring your own bricks is an affordable and creative way to landscape your yard. Make the bricks using a quick-setting concrete mix and a mold, which comes in a wide variety of styles and shapes. Select a style and shape that works well for your landscaping project and complements the overall exterior appearance of your home. Landscaping bricks are used for edging garden beds and walkways. They can also be used as pavers for patios and walks.
Things You'll Need
- Concrete landscaping brick mold
- Mold release spray
- Quick-setting concrete mix
- Mixing trough
- Protective gear
Place the concrete landscaping brick mold on a flat work surface. Spray the inside of the mold with an even coat of mold release spray. This allows you to easily release the brick from the mold.
Add quick-setting concrete mix to a mixing trough. Slowly add water, and mix it with the concrete mix using a trowel until you achieve a stiff batter consistency.
Pour the mixed concrete into the mold. Fill the mold approximately halfway. Tap the mold against the work surface, and tap the sides with your hands to help remove any air pockets in the poured concrete.
Fill the rest of the mold with mixed concrete, and tap it again to remove any air pockets that may be in it. Place the mold in a dry, flat area for 24 hours.
Turn the mold over, and tap the bottom with your hands. Lift up on the mold to remove it from the concrete landscaping brick. Allow the brick to cure for two to three days before use.
Tips & Warnings
- Purchase a few molds to make the brick-making process more efficient.
- Wear eye and hand protection when working with concrete.
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