How to Install a Sleeper Border

  • Acquire timber sleepers suitable for outdoor use you can use any type of sleeper but our 100x200x2400 sleepers are most common for this kind of project.
  • Purchase galvanized screws or bolts for securing the sleepers. The best product to use is our structural timber bolts these are perfect for building a secure planter.
  • Use stakes and string to outline the border where the sleepers will be installed.
  • Clear the area of any debris, rocks, or vegetation.
  • Level the ground to ensure a stable foundation.
  • Place the first layer of sleepers along the marked border.
  • Ensure the sleepers are level and aligned.
  • Use galvanized screws or bolts to secure the sleepers at the corners and along the length.
  • Drill pilot holes to prevent splitting.
  • If using multiple layers of sleepers, stack them on top of the first layer.
  • Stagger the joints for stability and a more aesthetic appearance.
  • Secure the additional layers with screws or bolts, making sure they are tightly connected.
  • Fill the space behind the sleepers with gravel or our black gold blend bedding soil to provide support and prevent bowing.
  • Use a spirit level to ensure the top surface of the sleepers is level.
  • Trim any excess sleeper length if needed.
  • Consider treating the cut ends of the sleepers with a wood preservative to enhance longevity.
  • Brush the grass blades against the grain to give it a natural look. Regularly maintain and clean the artificial grass.
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Always follow safety guidelines when working with tools and lifting heavy materials. Additionally, check with local regulations or authorities to ensure compliance with any restrictions on landscaping or construction.

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