Create useful and wonderful objects such as a trellis, planter boxes, benches , tables and wishing wells for your home or garden from landscape timber. Landscaping timbers has many advantages for you and your garden. It makes it easier for plants to grow because the bed can be filled with richer soil than what is available naturally. Also, if you have back pain or spinal injuries, you will have an easier time since you won’t have to bend down to do your gardening.
Uses of landscape timber
Landscape timbers are used to raise flowerbeds, to give your landscape a warm look or to make a readymade garden. Use some compost and topsoil; plant some carrots, taproot, radishes, parsnips and anything you can think of inside this garden and see it blooming with flowers and fruits.
Landscape edging is quick to install. Landscape timbers are round in shape on their four sides, making them visually appealing. Each timber is 8 feet long. Hence to cover the length of 32 feet, 4 such timber lengths are required.
Other supplies needed are:
The first and foremost step is with the help of tape the border is measured to be of 32 feet long. Place a scrap piece of lumber at the end of the 32 feet length to mark the point in the yard.
Second step is to tie string along the length in the following manner:
Work on the depth of the border planting with 4 feet and 3 inches of two timbers to create an edge.
Create a mini trench along the length of the string with the help of the hand edger. With the mini-trench (created by the hand edger) in place, now it’s time for next step. Remove any sod that remains within the confines of the border planting, using a shovel.
With the help of the garden hoe, rake the ground to make it level. In this process you will have to remove the stones, roots etc. from the ground. When you think you have the ground reasonably even, walk on it, right along the inner edge of the string, to pack it down. Add soil if necessary to bring the area up to the proper level, then pack down again
The next step involves cutting one of your 8-foot landscape timbers in half. The purpose of this step is to furnish you with the side pieces for your border planting.