Oct 08, 2012 10:36 am
i'm looking at changing my garden border as the timber i had has been eaten away
so i thought it would be a good idea to give my back yard a little face lift starting with the border.
i'm hoping to get some ideas/feedback on something that will last and look fantastic of course!!
Re: Rotting Timber!!!?2
Oct 10, 2012 10:03 pm
Are you just after narrow garden edging, or something more substantial? You say your existing edging is timber, but that could be anything from sleepers to those thin jarrah strips...
Is any soil retaining required, or just something to separate the garden beds from lawn or paving?
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Re: Rotting Timber!!!?3
Oct 15, 2012 10:03 am
it is sleepers, but i don't think i want something that thick anymore. it was nice...(while it lasted) but i want something that is going to last i don't want to have to change it soon.
its was just separating garden beds from the grass.
Re: Rotting Timber!!!?4
Oct 19, 2012 10:00 am
I used steel garden edging for my garden we have just finished putting it in. it was really simple system (a lot easier than i thought)
it is thin (as you said you didn't want something thick anymore) it costs a little bit more than your Jarrah etc. but it is going to last a lot longer as well.
we are extremely happy with how it's given our garden the definition we where after.
this is the website we found for it. http://www.formboss.com.au
i hope this helps with your decision
Re: Rotting Timber!!!?5
Oct 19, 2012 10:19 am
Something that may aid in your decision making if you go down the timber route again.
The In-ground natural durability of Australian Timbers.
In short it was a study conducted over 30 odd years looking at the durability of 50mmx50mm cross section stakes across a whole range of hardwoods, a few softwoods and CCA treated pine.
Edging due to its smaller cross section will of course degrade faster, however it may give you an idea of what kinds of species will last and what won't.
I personally made our garden beds with Red gum sleepers which have pretty much all greyed off now, but i don't expect to need to change them for a very long time.
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