Making planters out of sleepers, simple and easy!

Sleepers have many different uses in the garden but one of the most popular is using them to create planters or retaining walls. You don’t need to get in a professional landscaper to do it, these simple and easy instructions are perfect for DIY! Firstly, you need to mark out the area that you want to create into a planter. Once you have purchased our sleepers you need to decide what shape you want the planter then cut the sleepers down to the correct size  (Kebur do offer a sleeper cutting service however we don’t recommend cutting the reclaimed sleepers). Once these are cut you need to lay them out on the area into the shape that we want your planter to be. You need to butt them up end to side at the corners. Then using a shovel make our the area into the grass on the outside perimeter of the sleepers. Now that you have marked out the area you need to dig out a trench around the edge which the bottom sleepers will go in half of their depth. Arrange them so the butt end of one meets the side of the next in a clockwise fashion. Using a 4-foot level and framing square, level and square the four timbers, adding or removing gravel as necessary.  Next you can place the next sleeper on top screw them together at the 90 degree corners, allowing at least 50mm (or 2″) of the screw to go into the adjoining sleeper. Kebur sell hardened steel, self drilling, timber framing screws. Black coated for extended corrosion resistance. These landscaping screws are an ideal...

Kebur’s latest landscape project!

Karl and Daryl from Kebur Landscape Division have just completed this great project!   The paving slabs used are Kebur’s Kandala Grey mixed size patio packs. These natural sandstone slabs come in 4 different sizes 900×600, 600×600, 600×300, 300×300, the total patio pack cover 15.3m2. They then have created a pathway using Bradstone Woburn Rumbled in Graphite, this block pavior comes in mixed sizes or one single size. They have also used these blocks for the driveway which keeps the front and back garden uniformed. Hardwood sleepers where then used to edge the patio and create these unique steps down to the lawn, this style is becoming more and more popular. They were also used to create planters at the back of the garden, a lot of people prefer using sleepers than walling blocks because it looks more natural. Lastly the Kebur Landscapers installed Grange Closeboard panels using concrete posts and gravel boards. The benefit of using concrete posts is that they are much longer lasting and won’t need replacing any time soon! Any questions or if you  would like some more information on how to get this look call us on 01252 517571 or email us on...