Using railroad ties in landscaping is a technique that has been around for a very long time, but there are some distinct benefits to using railroad ties in landscaping as opposed to other options like bricks and cement. Using railroad ties in landscaping also offers some quite creative options.
Railroad ties are not particularly cheap. The costs can run about the same as buying blocks or bricks. But the setup time is considerably less and does not require any special skills to get it right.
Building a retaining wall is a cinch. Using railroad ties in landscaping for making the retaining wall means that it doesn’t have to be perfectly straight. Or setting up a small flight of stairs doesn’t pose a big problem as a single railroad tie is a single stair, it just needs to be placed right.
The savings in labor costs because of easy installation and the good looks that railroad ties bring to a garden should be enough to convince you of the benefits of using railroad ties in landscaping.
Give them a try.