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What you need:
  • Concrete blocks
  • Rubber mallet
  • A length of 2X4 lumber
  • Shovel
Once you have determined the path of your border, lay the first line of stones down. Fit them snugly up against one another. Use a rubber mallet to position the stones so that the tops are all at the same level.
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After you have the first row of stones in place, you will need to decide how wide you want your path to be. Cut a 2X4 that is as long as the path is wide. Use the 2X4 to gauge the space between the two rows of blocks. This will ensure that your path is the same width all the way down the line. Lay the second row of blocks down, again using a rubber mallet to keep the tops level.
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Backfill soil against the backside of both rows of blocks. The soil will help keep the blocks in place.
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The resulting pathway can be left as is, or finished in any number of ways. Flagstones, pea gravel, concrete, grass, ground covers, brick, or cobblestones would all make a beautiful pathway.
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