Landscape timbers are available in a variety of sizes and shapes. Most are wooden, but some are made of recycled plastic or composite materials.

Landscape timber come in a variety of thicknesses. They are easy to cut with a circular saw or chainsaw to edge any size flowerbed or walkway. As they age, pressure-treated landscape timbers turn a natural wood color and blend in with the landscaping timber.

Guidelines on Landscaping With Landscaping Timbers

Guidelines on Landscaping With Landscaping Timbers

Retaining Walls

A retaining wall is really a structure intended to hold back earthen material, usually on the slope. It can be made out of stone but is usually constructed with landscape timbers. One feature to be sure to incorporate in the landscape timber retaining wall may be the so-called deadman.


Landscape timbers alllow for good edging along flowerbeds and gardens. They function as a boundary between lawns along with other areas, and the timbers might help keep grass and other plants from intruding right into a flowerbed or garden. It’s best to avoid chemically treated landscape timbers around vegetable gardens, though. Choose cedar or any other wood that is not treated of these areas.

Raised Beds

Raised beds are enclosures, usually made of wood, that provide to contain soil and plants. Use landscape timbers to create your raised to bed, which makes it as tall or as little as you wish. Be sure to interlock the timbers at critical points, especially in the corners. Drill holes with the timbers and drive rebar through all of the overlapping timbers and in to the ground.

Build a Fence

Landscape timbers can be used to create very attractive and incredibly sturdy fences. They will not have a small dog contained, but they prosper for larger animals or just like a backdrop to your garden.


There will be gaps around the wood. Fill these gaps with more gravel and pour an even distribution over the perimeter of the enclosed area of the garden. Once done and before clearing the place, just re-check the gaps. Once all are filled properly, clear any excess gravel that may have been poured over the timber edging.