It is remarkable how something as simple as lifting and resetting a brick edge improves the whole look of a garden. The vegetable garden beds are edged with brick and it has been several years since anything was done. I have gotten almost halfway through the process of a simple lift/re-set. And the garden looks ever so much nicer with those clear edges. Which means I should keep going…..
There is a lot of brick out there…..
Still, it is an important consideration in garden design: wild can be lovely, but it works best when it is balanced by that touch of formality. Or vice versa. Order and chaos working together in balance (or eternal tension), I seem to recall some interesting classical Greek commentary on that….