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Log Roll Wooden Lawn Edging
Member Name: SoadFan
Log Roll Wooden Lawn Edging
Advantages: Easy to fix and fit
Disadvantages: May not suit all schemes
~Roll out the...log roll!~
For an easy to fix and fit in place border that can be used in many ways in the garden you can do far worse than investing in some budget priced wooden log roll bundles. I have found that these simply made rolls of rustic looking spilt logs can be a quick and easy way to spruce up unloved or unused corners of the garden and help turn them into attractive features with just a little amount of effort and a relatively small initial outlay to buy your rolls of log roll border. In the past I have bought some of these simple rustic log roll borders to use to help turn a disaster area in the garden into a very attractive and usable planting area, that allowed many wonderful plants to grow on well, whilst providing the area with some much needed interest.
~More about the product~
The individual wooden log rolls come in a good variety of sizes with some of them being very low in height which would make them suited to edging small feature lawns or gravel covered areas. The taller log rolls are perfect for use when making raised beds or feature planting areas and I have found both the taller and shorter versions of the product to be of use when placed in a suitable situation. When picking the right log roll border for the right job it is wise to consider what you want each final design to achieve and it is more than worth taking a little time to see what it available for sale before purchase.
When I bought some of the taller 12 inch high log roll borders for use at the end of the garden to help create a nicely raised planting area I had help fixing the borders in place as each length of log roll does need some support when in place. I found that in order to use the log roll to best effect with it being both well situated and durable, it had to be fixed in place every few feet with some simple wooden spikes that were pushed into the ground. The log roll was then fixed onto the wooden spikes and positioned as needed so as to give a nicely curved and natural effect to the finished look of the raised border.
I found that each roll of wooden log roll had two metal fixing lines running alone behind it, that allowed the roll to be set out as needed without the whole roll of logs coming apart. When wanting to join one log roll to another in order to extend the border, I found it was easy to add one roll of logs to another by attaching the metal wires from one roll to another. This gave a longer border which was more suited to the design of the border I had in mind and it was something that was very simple and quick to do.
Once I was happy with how the log roll border looked once it was set in place all that was needed was to have the planting bed back filled with top soil and compost making it ready to use and plant up with all sorts of lovely plants. The finished effect was very good with the log roll looking rustic and natural and being a compliment to the setting it was placed in. I found that over the course of a few years the look of the log roll became more weathered and silvery in tone and whilst you could stain or paint the logs if wanted I found that the silvery grey hue became very attractive to the eye so left it as it was.
~Rating and price~
The cost of the log roll at the time of purchase was reasonable when I consider that just 2 full rolls were enough to make up a very nice raised border that lasted for many years with no maintenance required. At the moment the shorter log roll borders can be found for as little as £3.99 to £4.99 each depending on their length, with the larger taller sets being £6.99 to £8.99 depending on where they are purchased. Over all I feel that garden log roll borders are very easy to create using this simple yet durable product with very little time and effort needed in order to get a very pleasing result that will last for some time. As such I feel that this product is fully deserving of a 5 star rating.
Summary: A versatile product