What do you put under sleepers in the garden?

The use of gravel or sand to secure sleepers is a popular alternative to concrete. Whether you’re using sleepers to form new edging around your landscape or are building a raised planting bed, gravel and sand foundations are certainly worth considering.

What plants go in sleepers?

Plants for sleeper beds

  • Festuca glauca ‘Intense Blue (‘Casblue’) (PBR)’ – blue fescue.
  • Aponogeton crispus | /RHS Gardening.
  • Lavandula angustifolia &sHidcote&s | English lavender &sHidcote&s Shrubs/RHS Gardening.
  • Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var.
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  • Phormium ‘Duet’ (v)

Can I use railway sleepers in my garden?

Green treated or “tanalised” railway sleepers are coated in environmentally friendly, non-Creosote based preservatives, such as ACQ or Tanalith E, which are safe to use and suitable for all garden landscaping projects, making them a wise choice for your garden.

Do sleepers need foundations?

The most important thing is that the railway sleepers are laid on a surface that is level and firm. Perfectionists and Engineers will do this on a foundation of concrete, but more mortal people will often simply use gravel or hardcore or sand or even the soil itself if it is solid.

How do you connect sleepers together?

When building sleepers in layers, it’s a really good idea to overlap the right-angled corners for added stability and strength. Simply place your length or frame on top of the first layer so the joins are overlapped like a brick wall, then work in the same way to secure.

Which plants like full sun?

Favorite Full Sun Perennials

  • hens and chicks (sempervivium)
  • lamb’s ear.
  • miniature roses.
  • artemisia.
  • lavender.
  • dianthus.
  • hibiscus.
  • coneflower.

What should I plant in my raised bed?

The 5 Best Vegetables to Grow in a Raised Bed

  1. Root vegetables. Root vegetables are perfect for raised beds.
  2. Leafy greens. Greens such as lettuce, spinach and kale perform marvelously in raised beds.
  3. Onions. There are three reasons that onions are the perfect vegetable to grow in raised beds.
  4. Tomatoes.
  5. Potatoes.

Can you use decking stain on sleepers?

To preserve the sleepers further, we would recommend treating them with an exterior wood oil or decking oil, ideally twice a year in Spring and Autumn. This will help to repel water and prevent water ingress, the main cause of wood rot.

Can you use Postcrete for sleepers?

Fixing Sleepers There are three main methods for securely attaching sleepers to the ground. Screw-fix a metal log roll pin or wooden stake – one to each end of the sleeper. Dig a 75mm deep trench and use postcrete to provide a base 25 – 30mm deep.

How do you connect sleepers?

What can I do with railway sleepers in my garden?

You can even plant fragrant chamomile in between open steps for a beautiful scent. Using sleepers vertically can make a striking feature in your garden design. You could create a paved patio area, cordoned off with a curved feature wall of sleepers, for example.

What kind of sleepers can I use in my garden?

Softwood sleepers are just as versatile in their use as the reclaimed timbers. You could treat these sleepers with a variety of finishes, or simply leave the beautiful redwood bare for a contemporary look.

What should I do with my redwood sleepers?

As with the contemporary sleepers, you won’t need to add a finish to solid redwood sleepers, but they could benefit from a range of finishes, such as a wood stain or sealant, which can help the longevity of your railway sleepers. What kind of garden feature could I create?

Is the topsoil for garden sleepers good quality?

There was good communication about the state of the order and delivery. The kits and topsoil were delivered on the day we requested and the delivery driver was really helpful. The topsoil is really good quality, with no lumps etc. The sleepers are of good quality too.