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Log Roll Edging
Log Roll Wooden Lawn Edging
Member Name: k2705
Log Roll Wooden Lawn Edging
Advantages: Can give your garden a natural rustic feel
Disadvantages: This can look wonky and messy.
Log Roll edging is one of those things that can look really nice on the other hand it can look messy. Personally I quite like it and we have used it in our garden. You can buy log roll from most garden centres, DIY stores and lots of on line sites such as Amazon or ebay and it can be bought in a variety of different sizes.
Log roll edging is made from round pieces of wood all attached together with wire. The "logs" are slices in half length ways so the roll has a flat back. The wire is attached to the back of the roll and enables the whole thing to be flexible so you can curve it around in different shapes. This can then be used for edging flower or vegetable beds, paths and lawns or anything you want really.
The last time we bought some log roll we got it from Hombase. It costs £9.99 for 2 rolls. Each roll is 180cm's long and 15cm's high. The log rolls are made from FSC timber that has been pressure treated. FSC ( forest stewardship council, www.fsc-uk.org ) is an international organisation which promotes responsible management of the forests all over the world. Its supported by the WWF, Greenpiece and the Woodland Trust.
One of the ways we used our log roll was to make raised beds. Now this is where, in my opinion, log roll edging can look a bit messy. Its hard to get it to stand straight in the ground and can look a bit wonky. Also if you bury the roll to keep it upright and in place it will in time start to rot. When we used our log roll my fiancé mark made little stakes which he screwed onto the back of the roll. These could then be pushed into the ground to keep the log roll stable and in place and also means the wood is just sitting slightly in the ground instead of being half buried.
We also made a planter with them. Mark made a frame work and we attached the log roll around it. This looks really nice and matches the raised beds.
Log roll edging is a garden product that can really work well and give your garden quite a natural rustic feel to it, however, I do think rather than just burying it in the ground or standing it around the edge of a garden it does need to be firmly secured, either by attaching stakes to the back of it or fixing the log roll to a sturdy structure. This will stop it moving out of shape or falling over.
Of course log roll like any wood in the garden can be treated or painted any colour you choose. Personally we leave ours natural but that's just our preference. Overall I would recommend this product but in my opinion you need to fix it securely.
Summary: A nice edging if its secured well
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