Brick can be used for many things other than building a home. If you have bricks sitting around, do not let them just sit there-- instead, use them to enhance the curb appeal of your home. Contact a local outlet, however, such as Central Arizona Block, if you do not have materials. There are many things you can do, and many of these are DIY projects that can be done in a weekend. Follow the tips below to increase the curb appeal of your home. 

Landscape Curbing

Place the bricks around your flower gardens to separate them from your lawn. This will also keep weeds and grass from getting into your garden, which saves you a lot of time. Brick curbing sets off your flower gardens, and can make a big difference in how they look.  If you have a walkway or path in your yard, put a brick edging on both sides of it. This not only looks nice but makes your walkway more visible to other people.

Retaining Wall

The main purpose of a retaining wall is to stop and eliminate rock or soil from moving down a sloped area of your yard. This is something you can likely install yourself if the wall is not too large. Once in place, you can do many things to use the brick wall for your yard's landscaping. You can place container plants on the ground in front of the wall, or sit container plants with cascading flowers planted in them along the top of the wall. Some flowers that cascade well include the wave petunia, white bacopa, verbena, and creeping Jenny.  If you like roses, place a trellis on the front of the wall, and plant climbing roses in the ground.  Some types of climbing roses include:

  • New Dawn: Has creamy pink blooms with a nice fragrance.
  • Golden Shower: Has yellow blooms with petals that open flat.
  • Iceberg: Has white double blooms.
  • Lady Banks: Has white blooms and is a vigorous climber.
  • Yellow Banksia: Has yellow double blooms.

All of these roses will climb up onto the trellis and make a beautiful display on the wall.

Walkway or Patio

If you would like to have a patio and want to save money, you can use bricks to build it. This is likely something you can install it yourself. You can also use the bricks for a walkway to your patio or another area of your yard.  A path will keep you from having to walk on your lawn, which can also be very helpful after a rain so you will not have to walk on mud. You can make the walkway straight, or add more appeal to it by making it curved.

If you still have brick left over after doing these projects, you can sell them to a masonry company to make some money.

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