A railroad tie, crosstie, or sleeper is a beautiful, versatile item to use in landscaping, with multitudes of uses that are limited only by one’s imagination. Railroad ties are highly affordable building and landscaping products. Used ones are priced and sold having between one and four “good” sides. They can be obtained in less than nine-foot lengths at a per-piece rate and nine-to-seventeen foot lengths by the foot, all at very reasonable rates from railroad materials salvage companies.

I’m guessing that recycled railroad ties have been in gardening or landscaping use ever since the original railroad tie was originally reclaimed or leftover. Their natural, raw beauty has the power to enhance any project. They can be utilized as strictly decorative accents, as functional components, or as a combination of both. They can be easily combined with numerous other materials or used alone in creating a myriad of patterns, textures, and designs that are, once again, only limited by the imagination.

One of the most common, and perfect, landscape uses for railroad ties is probably that of building retaining walls. Railroad ties are big and heavy enough that they aren’t likely to go anywhere after they’re in place. They’re able to hold however much dirt is needed to be held. Railroad ties can easily be arranged in many different configurations, including singly as a low horizontal retaining wall; multiples on top of each other in offset layers; ties stood up on their ends to look like yard dividers or fences in varying heights, even heights, or alternating heights and stood together, apart, straight, angled, or in curving lines. One more typical use for railroad ties is in making raised flower beds. These can be made on top of any surface, with single or stacked ties, going up a terraced incline or hill, or following curved path lines by being cut into shorter lengths.

Railroad ties make some of the easiest and most beautiful stairs that can ever be made: stairs that go up to a deck; up a hillside, even a winding one; up to a house’s front door, with wrought-iron handrails; and stairs that are bordered by railroad tie raised flower beds, fences, or retaining walls. Ties look beautiful as patio and deck edging and also as patios and decks, in all sorts of patterns, even circular. They also look great as stepping stones, used individually with spaces in between them, or grouped in complicated patterns, even circular.

Railroad ties are used for multitudes of other landscaping purposes as well: handrails, bridges, garden and park benches, hammock poles, raised tree planters, benches suspended between raised tree planters, tables with benches, sandpits, raised or ground-level pond edges, gazebos, soft-foam play-area edging, trellises and arbors, pavilions, tree houses, cabin foundations, fireplace mantels, outdoor swings, household furniture, barns, and sculptures. Long, long ago people began discovering the delights of landscaping with railroad ties. Maybe it’s about time for you to bring your imagination and your ideas on an idea-swapping visit to your nearest railroad materials suppliers.

Want to find out more about railroad materials salvage , then visit AK Railroad’s site for the best railroad materials suppliers for your needs.

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