Oh my, who chose to mix red and orange bricks? This is so unpleasant -- no wonder you are having problems. And your neighbors must be so embarassed by your lack of color coordination!
If you were starting from scratch I would have to suggest painting your bricks in a gingham pattern. Wouldn't that be wonderful? Perhaps you could paint them with nice little gingham checks of lilac and pink lemonade! Doesn't that sound just wonderful?!
However I am just so practical that I have to recommend that you paint the orange bricks a nice red color that matches your hard red brick. That way, all of your bricks would be red and hard, and there would be none of those nasty and unsightly crumbling orange bricks that might fall on your dinner guests.
Isn't that wonderful?
Well, I must get back to my chicken coop project with Bob. Bye now!