A brick patio ... I`ve always liked this woven brick pattern.
Brick patio......looks just like my new patio!
Lay brick first along the edges of the guide rails, and then fill in the field using a dead-blow mallet to tap them level and tight.
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Brick path patterns.
How to lay a brick path by This Old House
In a traditional setting, it's hard to beat a classic brick basket-weave walkway... More
a running bond pattern using old reclaimed brick
Antique Brick Patio-- good tutorial on laying the patio
Maybe not herbs, but I really like the idea of this kind of structure in the back yard. Pea gravel separates the shaped beds, nice. Choose plants that will thrive in my unfortunate climate.