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Log Roll Wooden Lawn Edging
Member Name: l500589
Log Roll Wooden Lawn Edging
Date: 13/04/11, updated on 11/06/12 (519 review reads)
Advantages: Simple to position, and cheap to buy
Disadvantages: None for me
I purchased a roll of this wooden log roll edging last spring from my local B&Q store.
I have always had quite a plain little garden, which is exactly how I like it, for the easy, low maintenance, and so it had always comprised of just a plain lawn, a simple shed and patio area, and a couple of pots, but last spring, I decided I could stretch to a little border area, with a nice little tree in it.
What is log roll edging??
Log roll edging, is basically a roll of edging designed for creating borders for flower beds, or for around garden paths, or other garden features.
I paid around £6 from memory for a rolled up length of the wooden log roll edging, which I have just checked the measurements of, and it is 180cm long, and 15cm high. It contains 30 small Pressure treated, FSC Certified wooden logs, which are neatly sized and shaped, and all held together with a couple of bands of wire hidden behind the back of the logs.
Luckily for me, my dad is a very keen and skilled gardener / DIY expert, and so I did consult him first before embarking on what could have been yet another of my little DIY disasters.
My Dad's top tip, which seems obvious when you know it, but I'm almost certain there is no way that I would have done it without his advice, was to fully un-roll the log, and leave it laid out face up, flat on the floor for a few hours, as it had lost its shape somewhat, due to the way it was rolled up for storage in the store.
After this simple task was completed, I loosely stood the log roll up in the area by the fence where I wanted to create the border, and marked around the inside of it with the sharp edge of the spade. I then dug out a thin layer of turf going from the marked area up to the fence, and went about positioning the wooden log roll as perfectly as I could into position against the raised layer of turf, before gently hammering the roll into the ground, and filling the inside of the roll with a heavy layer of soil.
The result is very impressive (for me), and although I was worried at the time, that the log roll edging was not sturdy enough in the ground, it has stood the test of time very well, and looks like it will last for many years. I have even accidently bashed the lawnmower into it a couple of times, but the turf one side, and the soil the other side keeps it firmly in place.
So all in all I have been pleased with the wooden log roll edging from B&Q, it was very cheap, and simple to position in the ground, and provides a very good barrier between my soil border and the nice green grass on the lawn. It is well worth taking a bit of time when positioning the roll edging, but other than hitting the top of the logs too hard with a hammer, and breaking them completely, there is no real damage that can be done, and it is always going to be quite easy to rip it up, if it needs re-laying for some reason.
I am intending to treat the wooden roll this summer with a bit of wood stain, just simply to keep it looking nice and new, and help to protect it from any rotting (although a 1 year warranty was included with the purchase price which has now expired a few weeks ago).
These log edging rolls are currently available at B&Q in three different heights of 15cm, 30cm, and 45cm, priced at £7:98, 11:98 and 15:98 respectively, so they are quite versatile, depending upon the height of the border that is required, and if a very large length is required then the rolls can be positioned in a line next to each other to achieve the required length.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2011
Summary: Very quick and easy edging