These garden ornaments are both fun and serve a function in the garden. Decorate brick pavers to use as neat edging around your garden beds or pathways.
1. Plan ahead. Determine the number of pavers you will need by measuring the distance to be edged and dividing it by the length of a paver.
2. Mix mortar. Complete this step (and the next two) in a wheelbarrow, and simply hose it out when you're done. Wear rubber gloves. For every two bricks, blend approximately 1 cup mortar mix with water to make a thick paste (similar to pancake batter). Stir minimally with a trowel or your fingers. If mixed mortar begins to dry while you're working, add a bit more water. Avoid overstirring; it weakens finished mortar.