My yard slopes across the front. Right now I have railroad ties that terraced across the slope which is about 40 feet long and about 3 feet wide and various flowers are planted in the area. The ties are starting to deteriorate. What can I replace them with that will not cost a small fortune and something that I can do myself?
Landscape timbers are made in the same shope as the old railroad ties. They look great, but I don't know how much they cost. My DH & I replaced the old railroad ties with a stone border...didn't cost too much & we did it ourselves. It's been in for 7 years now & hasn't moved around because of winter weather, either. Good luck...have fun.
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You don't say where you are located but in many areas of the country farmers will pile rocks near the road that they have removed from their fields. Might see if you can find something like that? Most would be glad to be rid of the rocks.
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Aside from free stones you will need to purchase what ever you replace those RR ties with so it can be very expensive. On occassion you might find a railroad company selling the ties they have replaced, rather cheaply, but think why they replaced them. On rare occassion your utility company might have some ole utility poles for sale, but again think why they replaced them.
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