landscaping with railroad ties
Railroad Ties Stacked to Form Raised Flower Garden Beds: Railroad ties can be repurposed in a garden landscape in the form of a sturdy raised bed. Ties are stacked on top of each other and pinned in place... But keep in mind that railroad ties are treated with arsenic and may not be the best option for growing edible plants -- you might want to stick to growing flowers with this option...
Railroad Tie Stairs And Steps - Not a favorite choice for a high profile and visible garden or landscape. However, for an inexpensive elements in an out of the way part of the garden, railroad ties will outlast most other wood type materials. Another reason for using railroad ties for garden steps is because they're so easy to design with and use. Other elements like concrete and brick paving take some special skill, precision, and planning.