I went to buy some landscaping timbers today from Lowe's. I really like the look of railroad ties, but I did have to agree with one of my readers who commented that they leach poison into the soil and plants. Yeah, probably a bad idea to use the ties. So, I looked into landscaping timbers and also artificial planks (plastic and a plastic/wood mix). They had the landscaping timbers priced at $2.99 each. I went up to the front desk and asked if I could get a 10% discount if I got a charge card. The lady said no, their special is 6 months no interest. I asked if they had any other program going where I could get the discount. She said to go to the outdoor section and ask the manager. So I did. He said ok, so I got a 10% discount on everything I bought today. And I didn't even open a charge account!
They loaded them into the truck and oldest daughter came over to unload them. I can move them around one handed now that they are in a pile in the garden. The garden was disked a couple weeks ago and a few weeds have popped back up. Some got pulled today (one-handed, of course) and the rest tomorrow. The landscape timbers will get moved around to try to figure out the exact configuration that I want. I expect the project will get completed this weekend unless I get called out of town for work. It's supposed to be 80 tomorrow! I will fill the 2 gallon jug with cold water and head into the yard at 7:30, when the grand kids leave for school. I really enjoy the peace and quiet of pulling weeds and setting up a garden.