landscape timbers are 6 x 6 pieces of lumber that are treated to resist water and termite damage. the most common type of landscape timber stairs consists of a 4 wide front piece and 2 side pieces that are usually 12 to 24 inches in length.
7. lay two 3-foot landscape timbers from left to right across the sleepers, with one timber placed directly behind the front timber to make a stair tread that is about 11 inches deep.
time lapse of 5 days building a set of landscape stairs into a hillside. steps were constructed out of pressure treated ground contact rated 6x6 atop a gravel bed to promote water drainage.
stairs made from brick and timber look great in every landscape and are easy for any homeowner to install. to see how to build timber and brick steps, take a look at our directions below. hillside landscaping ideas
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properly constructed garden steps are more than a convenience. the can also serve as a retaining wall, holding back soil erosion. this means you need to plan carefully, and securely anchor them into the slope they ascend. for a simple set of steps using landscape timbers, youll need to secure them in two waysto each other, and to the ground.
landscape timbers: what you need to know decks, patios, to build a retaining wall, reinforce a slope, make garden steps or build a picnic table and landscape paths. the possibilities are endless, but before you go and purchase landscape timbers, make sure you read all there is to know about this highly attractive landscaping feature
steps: 1. use landscape marking paint to outline the area where the retaining wall will be built. called 'deadmen, the timbers extend from the retaining wall deep into the ground behind the wall. drive 2' lengths of rebar through the ends of the deadmen and into the ground. 6. backfill the area behind the retaining wall with gravel to
if you want to get the best from your timber retaining wall, then you might want to add a series of steps. these can either be large steps, which will allow you to sit down and enjoy your garden, or smaller steps which are simply a way of getting up and down the different levels. creating some steps