Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by scorpioxx, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. scorpioxx

    scorpioxx LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    i live in cleve. ohio, how do i go about installing 4*4 timbers as a border for a flower bed without them shifting after about a year?
  2. scorpioxx

    scorpioxx LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    any help would be helpful....thanks

    OUTLANDER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    bury the first course as you should do any wall etc.......drill holes hammer in with rebar......stager 2nd course drill holes nail together with galvanized spikes
  4. Merlin300

    Merlin300 LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Messages: 156

    What Outlander said.....It's the only way to do it right.
  5. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,663

    I would sujest some crushed blue stone underneath, to help drainage. you will have less freeze thaw problem. I use it under timber retaining walls, nothing moves.

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