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    edging cedar log pavers

    The problem: My foundation planting bed is flooding every time it rains. I have roses in there on the verge of death from all the moisture. I must raise the bed, and I have these two choices. The pavers, standing on their short end, give me approximately 7 inches in height. The cedar edging gives me about 5 inches.

    I’m having a truckload of topsoil delivered tomorrow – so I need to figure out (quickly) which edging I’m going to use! Help!

    Which edging would you choose?

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    steve said,

    i’d rather see you use the pavers horizontally. Stagger them and make 3-4 rows. Then, fill with dirt so that your roses stay away from the moisture. Depending on your landscaping, you can repeat this effect elsewhere in your garden or yard to have multiple raised beds.

    6.16.2009 @ 8:35 am
    MJ said,

    I think the cedar looks ore casual, but that’s what I like. In nature, I don’t like too much uniformity.

    6.16.2009 @ 9:16 am
    Karen M. said,

    My choice would be the cedar- personal preference to the more ‘organic, natural’ look. Can’t wait to see when it is done! Then it can rain and everyone will be happy !!!! :-)

    6.16.2009 @ 11:46 am
    Clara said,

    What is in your planter? If its manicured plants in a more formal planting arrangement use the pavers. More cottage garden looking plants in a more natural arrangement go with the cedar. Keep in mind though that the cedar might not last as long, especially if it is in an area with a lot of moisture. It also won’t keep that newly hewn cedar color unless it is stained. The sun will fade it out within a year. Happy Landscaping!

    6.16.2009 @ 12:12 pm
    Becky said,

    Leave it to me to pick the loser. I just wanted to say… if you’re looking for a tighter fit, the bricks have no gaps, but the cedar is more natural, naturally.

    6.16.2009 @ 4:20 pm

    Are you looking for function or looks? Won’t the pavers stand up longer than the wood?

    If that isn’t a factor, what kind of look are you trying to portray with your garden? More natural and whimsical? [wood]

    6.16.2009 @ 6:35 pm
    Sarcasmom said,

    I picked the pavers. Only because they seem to fit the function better. Not becuse I find them more appealing.

    6.16.2009 @ 8:18 pm
    Da Goddess said,

    One is definitely more structured and one is more carefree, insouciant, if you will.

    6.16.2009 @ 9:11 pm
    erikie said,

    I think I voted wrong I was choosing the natural looK! :yahoo:

    6.16.2009 @ 9:58 pm
    Deb said,

    I chose the cedar in your poll only because I like the more natural look, you will really get more height out of the pavers and that’s the whole purpose of doing this. You might like to use the pavers, but instead of standing straight up, put them in at an angle…almost diagonal. They would have a point on top rather than a flat line….it would almost have the look of a picket fence. Good luck with whatever you choose…I am sure it will be beautiful! Please post “after” photos!!

    6.16.2009 @ 10:16 pm
    Kimberly said,

    I voted but CEDAR, CEDAR, CEDAR!!

    and we’re drowning here too…ack

    6.17.2009 @ 5:40 am
    Sandi said,

    The pavers look very staid and regimented- I am reasonably certain that you are anything but!

    6.19.2009 @ 10:59 am

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