The Q&A Archives: landscaping a flower garden

Question: I want to make a flower bed with landscaping block & I can't find any info on it & I was wondering how to do it myself.

Answer: Installing landscape blocks isn't too difficult. Check the square footage of the area where you want to install landscape blocks to get the correct number of blocks.

Dig out a small area approximately the width of a landscape block for your first layer of blocks. You should remove about three inches of soil from the base area of your project to give stacked blocks a solid foundation.

Place about an inch of gravel in the excavated area before you install your first landscape blocks. This gravel protects the soil from excessive moisture and keep the blocks from sinking in softer soils.

You should keep blocks as close as possible, and pack soil directly behind your landscape blocks to ensure their stablilty.

Enjoy your new flower bed!

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