Railroad Ties - Knowledgebase Question

Franklin Square, NY
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Question by pospisl
April 27, 1998
Do you have any suggestions on installing railroad ties to create a nice border surrounding my garden? Should they sit at ground level or be dug into the ground a little?


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Answer from NGA
April 27, 1998
First, be cautious. Railroad ties are usually treated with creasote which is toxic. Do NOT put them around your vegetable (or edible) garden. Have you already got them? If you haven't, I think I'd reconsider. However, if you have them already, I would dig them into the ground a little bit.

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