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Help needed with railway sleepers on a slope.

Thinking of using railway sleepers as an edging between lawn and a border (4.8m wide) which is slightly raised above level of lawn. Garden slopes right to left approx 8 deg. slope. Should i keep the sleepers level, or just let the sleepers follow the slope? which would be the easy option.


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,543
    Easiest is to follow the slope.  However, for the look of it I'd probably go for levelling them.
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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 10,478
    Does the fence behind follow the slope or is it level? I think either way I'd do the same.
  • Hi Lizzie
    The fence is sloping following same slope as the front of the border.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 10,478
    Then I'd think I would have the sleepers sloping as well as I always think it looks odd if one horizontal line slopes and a nearby one is level.

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