OK, so you're sick of staring at your weeds and blah front yard. Why not put in a brick patio? Sure, it takes a little bit of time, but it's really not that difficult and the look of brick is a timeless classic.
You can't build a brick patio without bricks, so the first thing you need to do is find out what kind of bricks you want to use.
Tom recommends hitting a materials yard so you can see your options. Think of it as a candy store for brick. Yeah, you have your standard red brick, but there are so many other attractive options out there. There are all kinds of colors, shapes and textures to choose from.