A brick patio or walkways can add a nice, somewhat formal touch to your yard. Although not difficult, laying brick may be rather time consuming. Use paving quality bricks for areas that will be walked on, as these bricks are more durable to wear and tear. Be sure that you have all the materials necessary for your project before you begin. Be careful when lifting and transferring bricks. Be sure that you use proper lifting techniques and wear a back brace.