Named after the traditional Timber Sleepers that were a common site along British railway lines (now more commonly replaced by concrete ones), Sleepers are a great addition to any garden area, because they offer a unique, but rustic style that looks amazing whether you have modern or more traditional tastes.
There are several ways to use a Wooden Sleeper in your garden:
Build a square or rectangle using different lengths of wooden sleeper and fill the area inside with soil, flowers and plants to create a raised bed that has real wow-factor. The height created has the added benefit that the beds are much more accessible to people with mobility problems, such as the disabled and elderly.
Garden Sleepers are an alternative to bricks and stone, making neat but interesting borders or edging around grassy areas, as well as creating distinctive steps and walkways, particularly when used in conjunction with decorative aggregates. The wood of the timber offers reinforcement which is particularly ideal for the individual stages of steps, particularly in areas with heavy footfall, which can cause wear over time.
Timber Sleepers should always be treated before installation, to protect the wood from rot and insect attacks.
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