If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your landscape, you should consider using landscape timbers.
Offering both aesthetic and functional benefits, they can improve your landscape in several ways.
In case this is your first time hearing about them, though, you might be wondering how to use landscape timbers.
What Are Landscape Timbers?
Available for sale at most home improvement stores, as well as plant nurseries and gardening stores, landscape timbers are long pieces of solid wood.
They typically measure between 3 and 6 inches wide, and they can have either sharp or rounded ends. They are called “landscape timbers” because they are designed primarily for use in landscaping projects.
Other types of timber are used for construction projects, but landscape timbers are used for landscaping projects.
Build a Raised Flowerbed
You can build a raised flowerbed with landscape timbers.
This otherwise common landscaping project involves laying timbers around the perimeter of your flowerbed to create a frame, after which you can fill the interior space with soil. Once filled with soil, you can then plant flowers inside the frame.
Some homeowners assume that raised flowerbeds are difficult and time-consuming to build, but this isn’t necessarily true.
With landscape timbers, you can build a fully functional, as well as attractive, raised flowerbed with minimal effort.
Build Containers for Trees
In addition to raised flowerbeds, you can use landscape timbers to build containers for trees.
If you have one or more trees that play an important role in your landscape’s aesthetics, try building a container around them. With landscape timbers, you can easily build tree containers to achieve a cleaner and better-looking landscape.
To build a tree container, create a square- or rectangular-shaped frame around the perimeter of the tree.
The container won’t prevent the tree’s roots from spreading into and throughout the soil. It will, however, keep weeds and other invasive plants from encroaching into the tree’s territory.
You can use landscape timbers pretty much anywhere in your landscape to define the edges.
Whether it’s a flowerbed, sidewalk or even an outdoor living area, landscape timbers are the perfect solution for defining the edges.
Keep in mind that you should choose Eco-friendly landscape timbers, especially if you’re planning to use them around flowers or trees.
Pressure-treated landscape timbers are typically a poor choice because they contain harsh chemicals that will leak into the surrounding soil.
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Tyler Johnson says
I like the idea of building a frame for flower beds with landscaping timbers. I would think that would be an easy and pretty cheap way to make the garden look a lot better. I should take a look into getting some of those if I decide to start a garden.
Gary Dellabiti says
Great post. Thank you for sharing.
Interesting blog. Thanks for sharing this information.
How long do the landscape timbers last? Would they be suitable for edging a gravel patio which would contain a middle patio section made of paver blocks edged by hard plastic edging like snap edge , beast edging ,or aluminum low profile edging strips. Thank you