Dig a trench around the area about 6 inches deep and about 2 inches wider than the timber edging that you purchased. Once you’ve dug your trench, use your shovel to smooth the walls and the bottom. Use the gravel and fill the trench around 2 inches. This will serve as the foundation of the landscape timber.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you anchor a timber retaining wall?
How to Anchor Retaining Walls
- Install the foundation and first three courses of the timber wall with timbers, landscaping screws and a drill. ...
- Build a deadman anchor to install every 4 feet down the length of the wall. ...
- Unroll a strip of landscape fabric and cut it with scissors to fit against the back of the wall.
How do you fasten landscape timbers to the ground?
Secure the timber border to the ground with rebar, if desired. Drill 3/8-inch holes through the centers of the timbers, spacing the holes about 4 feet apart. Pin the timbers to the soil with 12-inch lengths of #3 (3/8-inch-diameter) rebar driven with a hand sledge.
How do you secure landscape timbers with rebar?
Hammer a piece of rebar through the holes with a sledge hammer. Continue to pound the rebar through the holes until the rebar sinks 12 to 18 inches into the ground and is flush with the top landscape timber. Drill a 3/8-inch hole at the marked spot, through to the underside of each end of the landscape timbers.
Which is better for landscape lumber or railroad ties?
While they can be used as landscape timber as well, they are overkill for the cost-conscious. A better choice would be Pecky Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar. You’ll get the same gorgeous look, without the high cost. While many landscape timbers are resistant to rot, they are not as resistant as pressure-treated lumber or railroad ties.