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Zone 90046 | devanreddy added on April 26, 2016 | Answered

I read the article on "Are railroad ties safe gardening." I have a slightly different question. I need to build a retaining wall on the slope in my backyard to prevent further soil erosion. No humans will play or access the backyard (it is a steep slope) except for future maintenance. Are railroad ties safe for this application or do you recommend an alternative? I need for the wood to go into the ground about 3 to 4 feet and above ground about the same. Thank you for your consideration.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 27, 2016

Here is more information on the use of railroad ties and their safety.

http://www.gardensalive.com/product/railroad-ties-are-not-legal-for-home-landscape-use/you_bet_your_garden

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