How to Uncover Brick Lawn Edging

Overview

Edging is a good way to separate a garden, rock walkway or another space from the lawn area. While they can be more costly than other types of edging, bricks are an excellent choice since they are extremely durable and easy to obtain. Unfortunately, over time, the installed bricks--like other types of edging--can become overgrown or covered with grass and weeds. To reveal and restore your brick lawn edging, uncover them and begin to enjoy the aesthetic appeal of separated and distinct outdoor spaces.

Step 1

Poke around the area where you think the brick edging is located, if it is buried under grass or dirt. Use a screwdriver or small metal pole to feel for the bricks. Then mark along the path of the brick edging every 2 feet or so with small sticks or flags.

Step 2

Dig around the bricks with a trowel if the edge is buried. If necessary, in small 1-foot sections, use a utility knife to cut through grass or weeds. Then lift the sections up to reveal the brick edging.

Step 3

Trim, using a line trimmer, along the edge when it is overgrown but not buried. Wear goggles and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Step 4

Keep the brick edge clear of any new overgrown growth with a line trimmer. If the weeds are too hard to control or you want to get rid of them, spray them with an herbicide safe for lawns, such as dicamba or 2,4-D. Rread the label for proper instructions.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Sticks or flags
  • Trowel
  • Utility knife
  • Weed whacker
  • Herbicide

References

  • Great Landscaping Ideas: Edging Landscape
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Melissa Lewis has been a professional writer since 2005. Her work has appeared in various online publications. A former elementary classroom teacher and media specialist, Lewis is also a script writer, with a movie script, "Homecoming," she co-wrote currently in production. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.