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Log Roll Wooden Lawn Edging
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
Log Roll Wooden Lawn Edging
Advantages: A cost effective and good looking garden accessory.
Disadvantages: Do rot away eventually.
After finally getting around to doing the garden up, it soon became apparent that garden accessories could potentially be very expensive, so cost effective and attractive were of course paramount!
After managing to pretty much stock up our garden with half price plants (thanks to a season sale for slightly damaged plants!), we decided that a the garden seemed lacking, so decided that this product was the ideal solution, adding a bit of a feature and also separating the grassed area off from the path, with my children even taking a small section of ground each for their own plants, again being separated by a portion of this log roll.
Each roll consists of around 1 metre to a metre and half of wired together 6" rounded pieces of wood, rounded on the front side (which makes them very nice to look at!) an flat on the actual edging side, meaning that this should lie flush with whatever you are edging.
All that you do is measure how much of the roll you will need, snip it to size, which is easily done with some heavy wire cutters, then either place around the area you want edging au natural, or varnish/paint to match your garden, ours was painted a burgundy colour, to match the fence and the shed, and looked very effective.
To keep in place we found that digging a small trench was ideal, so effectively burying the bottom third of each piece of wood, and occasionally gently tapping with a hammer to make sure they are as well placed as they were originally.
Due to us having to bury the base of them , I really didn't expect them to last as long as they have done, with us doing the garden after moving in, and these still being relatively good 7 years later.
This I would attribute to the fact that they are "pressure treated", thus preventing the elements to work there way into the wood too quickly, though after all this time we have had a few losses, especially (strangely enough!) the one's edging the area of where we keep our recycle bins, with these one's being held up with gravel rather than soil, though I have caught the kids using this row as a tightrope, so I think that may well have more to do with it!
To edge everything we wanted to in the garden it took a good three rolls, and with these only costing £2.99 a roll (£3.99 on www.amazon.co.uk now), this gave a nice effect to the garden, but costing us very little, we even expected that this would be a cheap but regular purchase, but have been surprised by how hardy these wood rolls have actually been, and I would happily recommended them to anyone!
Thanks for reading x
Summary: A log edging roll!
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