Railroad in the Garden - How to Bring Movement into Your Garden

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A railway in the garden is always a total eye-catcher! You can find out here how to easily integrate a railroad into your garden.

Spice up your garden

Bring movement into the picture

A railroad is especially popular with small and sometimes very big boys. Especially as it can be perfectly integrated into almost any landscape and at the same time brings movement into the overall picture. If you also want to spice up your garden by rail, then just follow our step by step guide.


Step 1:
The construction of a garden railroad in the usual track G is always started with careful planning. Whereby for the first time the fundamental question arises, whether the new railway adapts to the existing garden or vice versa? After clarification of this question, the drawing of the track plan begins. Based on the previously selected model type, the trader's size specifications for the usable rails can be incorporated directly into the plan drawing.

Tip: At the beginning of this hobby, only level routes should be planned, which can later be supplemented with the construction of navigable bridges and seascapes, etc. at any time. If you want to build a garden railway tunnel, then you should first postpone that to a later date.

Furthermore, in the planning of an associated electrical connection in the immediate vicinity should also be considered, as the most problem-free accessibility of all track rails by the owner.

start of building

Step 2:
Recommended is the start of construction of a garden railway with a starter set, which can usually be extended at any time - providers can be found enough. The track rails should be fastened to a previously worked, stable surface. For this purpose, the top layer of earth is removed with a small garden shovel for the later track course. Then the course is filled with sand and well leveled - possibly even a small garden roller use.

Step 3:
Now the rail bed is laid (in the plug-in principle or screw principle), for which special plastic plates are ideally suited as a substrate because they stably keep weeds out. For some models, however, it is also possible to use the finest grit as a subsoil, which has been backed with a fleece (so you do not have to constantly remove the weeds from the garden path).

Step 4:
After laying the rails on the paved surface, the side fastening is also stabilized with a little coarser grit or pebbles. This process is important in order to avoid slippage of the rail guide during heavy rainfall, if possible - especially with a slightly sloping route. Nice to see is the padding of the rail bed with colored pebbles.

Of course, there are also other possibilities of laying railway tracks in the garden (for example, use of paving stones, etc.), which of course must be adapted to the local circumstances. Some models can even be spread on turf without any problems and can be easily removed from there in the winter months. By contrast, other garden railways can still be left outdoors even in icy frost (take into account article descriptions from the manufacturers).


Step 5:
The planting of the garden railway should be selected so that it does not affect the railway operations. Strong plant growth of individual plants should therefore be cut back regularly. And the weeds in the rail area or in a landscaped landscape should always be meticulously removed. Which also recommends the use of environmentally friendly spraying agents, which are sprayed directly onto the weeds and can be easily removed after a certain exposure time. Also, the selected plants along the route should be optically adjusted to the respective track size.

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