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Maintenance gardeners appreciate use of railroad ties to divide lawn areas from garden areas because of durable nature of tie. The use of ties around parking areas will protect your sprinklers from damage. Mowing and edging along ties is easy with a line trimmer and saves time on lawn maintenance.
If you have your own growing grounds for nusery plants then loose ties can be easily used for dividing areas and controlling invasive weeds.
All it takes to install railroad ties is a hammer, some chisels and gouges, and a heavy drill with a long sharp boring bit.
-There! That should give you a few ideas. See? Railroad ties can be used for all sorts of things.
Railroad ties come in many different shapes, sizes and grades. These factors can be very important in determining price of ties. Not all railroad ties are same. Some come rough cut and others are smooth and even-cornered. Some are pressure treated and creosoted while others are only creosoted. When ordering or selecting railroad ties measure their height, depth, and length to make sure that they meet your planned specifications. Nothing can be more frustrating then to have ties that are two inches shorter than you planned.
The creative use of railroad ties will enhance your landscapes, decrease your labor costs in grounds maintenance, and are easy to work with and install.
Think of using railroad ties on your next landscaping project. __________________________________________
Jack Stone is a Contributing Editor for ProGardenBiz Magazine, an online magazine for professional gardeners and landscape contractors. Visit ProGardenBiz to find out how you can get a free subscription, start-up guidance, business ideas and inspiration at http://www.progardenbiz.com. __________________________________________
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Jack Stone is a Contributing Editor for ProGardenBiz Magazine, an online magazine for professional gardeners and landscape contractors. Visit ProGardenBiz to find out how you can get a free subscription, start-up guidance, business ideas and inspiration at http://www.progardenbiz.com.