Are landscaping timbers or landscaping stones easier to maintain?

Both landscaping timbers and landscape stones give the yard and garden a natural, rustic look. Overall, landscaping stone is easier to maintain and lasts longer.

  • Landscaping timbers are natural, so unless they are treated with a wood preservative often, they will rot. You may want to coat them at least once a year to protect them.
  • Landscaping stones, if they are stacked, should be checked occasionally to be sure they are secure and stable to avoid their collapse or fall. They don't need any special care except possibly hosing them off occasionally.
  • Landscaping stones in a single row as edging need no upkeep.