Cost to Edge a Sidewalk with Brick – 2021

| Last Updated: August 20, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 284

$ 128

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 81% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

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The average price to Edge a Sidewalk with Brick noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

What’s the cost of edging a sidewalk with bricks? The landscaper cost to edge a sidewalk with brick is $284 but you can do it yourself for $128 and save 57 percent. 

Add character to an ordinary walkway or driveway with a border of pavers that will expand its width and soften its appearance with a custom look. Laying down a border is an easy and methodical landscaping project, but it’s physical work that involves digging up sod and soil and then setting the border in place.

You’ll need pavers, plastic edging, and spikes, sand, as well as a shovel, spade, rake, wheelbarrow, push broom, and kneeling cushion or knee pads. The project involves cutting out strips of sod along the walkway, digging a trench for the sand and pavers, and then installing edging to keep them tight against the walkway for a neat, manicured look.

You’ll find all of the materials you’ll need at landscape and lawn and garden centers. The materials are heavy, so it’s a good idea to have them delivered.

Before you go shopping, however, make a sketch of the walkway, noting its length. You’ll need to calculate how many pavers and how much edging to purchase. And, since you’ll be edging both sides of the walkway, remember to get double the amount. If you have quite a bit of sod, or strips of it left after removing it, use it to patch bare spots in your lawn or give it to neighbors who can use it.

A landscaper will charge $284 to add a paver border on both sides of a 50-foot walkway, which includes the material and labor. You can buy the materials for $128 and do the job, saving 57 percent.

Planted Well has this inspiration 37 Creative Lawn and Garden Edging Ideas With Images.

DIY Garden offers these ideas 66 Creative Garden Edging Ideas.

The materials are heavy, so it’s a good idea to have them delivered.

Wrapping up, given the average cost to edge a sidewalk with brick you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. 

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