Over the years railroad ties have been a popular item for outdoor landscaping, probably due to their inexpensive availability and their durability. Still, a large heavy timber

Plastic landscape timbers are a relatively new option for building materials. While wood is a renewable resource, it may no be best alternative for the environment. Bright Hub looks at the pros and cons of plastic landscape lumber.

Landscape timbers and pressure treated woods are used for a variety of landscaping purposes, including edging. Older pressure-treated wood timbers were treated with chemicals to repel insects and prevent fungus damage to the wood. Gardeners should avoid using pressure-treated wood edging near edible plants or

Composite landscape timbers are made of recycled polyethylene and wood fibers, or recycled plastic. The timbers are lightweight and durable. Some styles have interlocking channels for stability and preformed holes for reinforcement bars.

I just looked at a job replacing 6x6 timbers that surround a brick walkway. Approx. 360' of timber. The old timbers are starting to rot but most pieces should come out without crumbling. Looks like a fairly east replacement. Have never really done much of this type of work and was wondering how to bid this,

Landscape timbers give every homeowner the ability to turn their eyesore exterior into a landscaping masterpiece. Landscape timbers present a challenging DIY project, but one any determined landscaper can handle. To simplify, landscape timbers are used to build planter boxes and raised beds for

Railroad Ties are NOT Legal for Home Landscape Use. Q: Pattie writes: "I recently bought a house just over the Pennsylvania border in Maryland. The previous owner had many garden beds, and the one he used for vegetables had old timbers surrounding it that looked questionable. I asked him if they were 'treated wood'