Spring is one best times for getting your garden back to its former glory after a harsh winter. When your lawn, flower beds, and planters find themselves in need of some tender loving care, it is as good a time as any to embark on a new project.
Today we are going to talk about an exciting new trend among gardeners: The Railway Sleeper Garden!
What are Railway Sleepers?
Railway Sleepers are the wooden beams that serve to hold together the two rails that make up a train track. As it turns out, railway sleepers are an ideal material for decorating and transforming your outdoor garden. Railway sleepers possess fantastic durability, resistance to the elements and incredible versatility.
What are recycled Sleepers?
Recycled sleepers have been discarded from use on railways due to maintenance, and reclaimed for use in gardening and landscaping. These types of sleepers are made of highly resistant wood because they have been treated to survive harsh weather climates.
How To Use Recycled Sleepers To Spruce Up Your Garden?
Reclaimed or recycled railway sleepers can be used to form steps and overcome the unevenness of terrain. There are two ways in which to do this. You could set up a crossbar, using the crossbar to form steps with a footprint of about 20 to 25 centimeters, or using the crossbar to create the edge of the step, and filling the step with another material such as timber or gravel.
Another clever use of recycled railway sleepers is to use them to form independent planters within the garden design. By doing so, you can easily highlight specific areas with flowering plants or even a rockery. All it takes is some lean mortar and a bit of imagination to have a masterpiece garden.
Recycled railway sleepers are also the perfect element to create garden paths. Paths can provide a garden with an essential sense of dynamism and, most important of all, a personality. A garden path can also connect disparate elements of the garden and thus provide the design with some cohesiveness. In these cases, the best way to use reclaimed railway sleepers is to have them cut transversely in order to get more bang for your buck.
Reclaimed or recycled railway sleepers are also ideal for finishing off curbs that have different heights between the garden and the surrounding areas. You can also create some beautiful and practical flower beds using these versatile wooden slabs.
If you are in the Sydney area and are curious about the potential of reclaimed railway sleepers for your next big garden project, give the folks at Statewide Railway Sleepers a call. They have been wholesaling used timber railway sleepers for more than ten years and have led the market ever since.
Our sleepers are generallymade from Ironbark, Tullawood, Rivergum and Australian Hard Wood timbers, which means that they’re durable and highly resistant. Give Statewide sleepers a call to discuss all your Railway Sleeper requirements.