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i've got some newly planted shrubs up against my house. i pretty made a bed by putting landscape timber 4 feet or so from the house. i filled it in with dirt, and put mulch on top of that. the deal is, when we got a lot of rain, the timber got warped :( so i was wondering if any of you guys had some ideas for a bed border? i don't really have much to spend on this, or else i would have gone all out and bought brick/cement.
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I did the same box-thing a year ago with landscaping timbers. They're pressure treated and are about 3" x 4" x 8'. I don't know why yours warped.

I nailed mine together with these 6-8" long nails, maybe that made the difference?
 

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it's not so much a "garden", but it's kinda got the effect. i planted some bushes to create a squared box shape effect against the house. kinda like this:
 

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didn't think about
 

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greensoup2 said:
Isn't retaining all that water next to the foundation going to eventually cause damage.

At least it does on Cali foundations.
You should have a perf. drain pipe that runs over your found. footing, it usually leads out 20 or so feet away from your foundation.
 

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def35 said:
Sounds like he used untreated lumber instead of p.t.
i do believe it was untreated :( a good example of "you get what you pay for"
 
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