30 Jun '12, 2pm

Alternatives to pressure-treated wood for garden borders and raised planters? #green

There are several recycled rubber and plastic garden borders on the market. Raised planters For raised planters, you can use recycled wood and plastic lumber as well as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified lumber rated for use in contact with the ground. Additionally, borate-treated lumber is a less toxic version of pressure-treated lumber. There is also a sodium silicate-based treatment process for wood. TimberSIL , a manufacturer of this technology, claims the treated wood is nontoxic, odorless and nonvolatile; is not corrosive to fasteners; does not cause excessive wear on tools; and has a natural color. These are readily available at Los Angeles nurseries and some lumberyards. Considering durability and aesthetics It is important to visit local nurseries and lumberyards to find out which type of material is right for you, because the choice you make often is a ma...

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