What can I do with railway sleepers in my garden?
Ideas for Using Railway Sleepers in Your Garden
- Raised beds. You can use softwood or hardwood railway sleepers to make raised beds for flowers or vegetables.
- Lawn or path edging.
- A children’s sandpit.
- Retaining wall.
- Garden furniture.
How do you secure railway sleepers in the garden?
There are a number of ways that you can connect your garden sleepers together to create a solid and stable structure. One of the most popular options is to use steel rod pins or long landscaping screws. Alternatively, you can use metal plates and corner braces to build a strong, square finish for your garden sleepers.
How do you use sleepers for garden edging?
How to lay garden sleepers
- Secure your sleepers. When using sleepers for a retaining wall, or for steps or terracing, firstly, make sure your area is clear of debris and vegetation and dig down a shallow trench.
- Stack your sleepers.
- Connect sleepers together.
- Finish your surface.
What can I do with left over sleepers?
Here are 18 cool ideas for using railway sleepers in the garden
- Raised beds filled with soil and plants.
- A raised garden pond, building a wooden container to take a pond liner.
- An entire garden paved with them instead of flagstones, gravel or paving.
- Lawn edging.
- To make walls to divide your garden into different ‘rooms’
What plants look good in sleepers?
Plants for sleeper beds
- Festuca glauca ‘Intense Blue (‘Casblue’) (PBR)’ – blue fescue.
- Aponogeton crispus | /RHS Gardening.
- Lavandula angustifolia &sHidcote&s | English lavender &sHidcote&s Shrubs/RHS Gardening.
- Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var.
- Buy Carex morrowii Ice Dance (Sedge) in the UK.
- Please Wait.
- Phormium ‘Duet’ (v)
Can you use sleepers for patio?
Creating a Raised Deck If you’re making a raised deck, railway sleepers are an excellent material for building up the platform and creating neat edges for your decking area.
How long do railway sleepers last in the ground?
How long do railway sleepers last? Railway sleepers will last for years, with our softwood treated sleepers typically lasting around 8 to 10 years due to the pressurised treatment, and UC4 treatments extending this to 15 years.
How long do railway sleepers last in the garden?
Railway sleepers will last for years, with our softwood treated sleepers typically lasting around 8 to 10 years due to the pressurised treatment, and UC4 treatments extending this to 15 years.
What flowers grow in sleepers?
There are several winter-flowering shrubs that will provide extra colour during the dull, winter months. These include Hamamelis (witch hazel), Mahonia (evergreen), Sarcococca (winter box, evergreen), Viburnum x bodnantense, Viburnum farreri and Viburnum tinus (evergreen).
Should I use railway sleepers in my garden?
There are two main cons of using railway sleepers. The one is that they can be difficult to install when your garden on a slope. The other is that, while railway sleepers can last for many years, they will eventually rot. Once this happens and the railway sleepers need to be replaced.
How to build a raised garden bed with railroad sleepers?
Railway sleepers are a common material can be used to make a raised garden bed. Simply stack sleepers on top of each other to get the flower or vegetable bed to the ideal height. Avoid using old railroad ties treated with creosote, which could injure plants. 10. Multi-level Flower Bed
What are railway sleeper curved borders used for?
The railway sleepers are also used as a border between the walkway and garden bed. This seating area sitting within the garden is hands down an incredible sight, and the railway sleeper curved borders play a big role in making it so. The key to create an eye catching effect is that position each railway sleeper vertically and at different heights.
Why choose reclaimed sleepers for your garden?
Reclaimed sleepers have a worn look that makes them perfect for a rustic style. The new ones are more suited to a contemporary scheme. No matter what you prefer, the wood all can add aesthetic value to the scene and create a beautiful contrast to the rest of the garden.