Discover all the ways railroad ties lend a raw, natural beauty to any landscaping project. Ties can be used as functional elements or for decorative accents. Construct beautiful fences, corrals, chutes, steps, retaining walls, flower boxes, borders and walkways with ties. Use them for construction applications instead of brick, cinderblock or synthetic materials. Ties can also be used in combination with other materials to create a variety of attractive textures and designs.