layed the bricks on landscape cloth to kill the grass underneath. These are used older bricks that I acquired from a "Freecycle group". My husband and I last year picked up about 600 plus bricks and stored them until the idea came to mind. Plus I got 2ft more on the left for more flowers-yeah!!!!! I layed alot of newspaper down and mulch and will plant this area either the end of season or wait for next spring.
I was going to use my bricks for another project , but that one bit the dust. I was going to make a patio with a raised brick fish pond but got discouraged when I couldn't find the exact water feature that I was looking for so I quit, oh well, another day...So when I designed this garden area the bricks were a great addition to the plan.