Brick used for landscape structures has the same dimensional and visual qualities as brick used for pavement. However, brick used for structures doesn’t have the same physical makeup as pavement brick and will usually break apart over time when placed on the ground because of wear and freeze/thaw cycles. Brick is suitably used to:

• be the sole material or the veneer of free-standing walls.

• establish distinct patterns on walls (Figure 12—65).

• visually link a brick house with the landscape.

• create a historic character, especially in areas where brick is a prevalent con­struction material.

• furnish a warm color in the landscape that contrasts with the green of most plant materials.