Create a glowing pathway that contains potted plants next to a sidewalk on your property with gravel pieces and planters that are painted with luminescent paint. During the day, the paint will soak up the sun's rays, resulting in the accumulation of photons. At night, the photons will be emitted, producing a glowing effect that will give your property a distinct appearance.
- measuring tape
- wooden garden stakes
- water hose
- plastic sheeting
- luminescent paint
- flower pots
- various shrubs and flowers
- potting soil
- small shovel
- paving blocks
- small pieces of fencing
Mark A Section Next To The Sidewalk And Paint Gravel And Pots
Use a measuring tape and wooden garden stakes to assist with marking a section next to the walkway that is straight and wide enough to hold several potted plants. Place gravel pieces in a wheelbarrow and rinse them off with a steady stream of water if they have any dirty residue on their surface.
Push the wheelbarrow near the section that is being used to create a glowing pathway and empty the gravel pieces onto a couple pieces of plastic sheeting. Spray the gravel with an even coat of luminescent spray paint. Set some flower pots on top of a piece of plastic sheeting and spray each one with a coat of spray paint, as well. Wait for the paint to dry. Add a second coat of paint to any pieces of gravel or pots that were not covered all of the way with the first coat.
Plant Flowers And Shrubs And Add Gravel
Select flowers and shrubs that you would like to display in the pots. Fill the base of each flowerpot with soil. Insert the plants in each pot and cover their roots with soil. Pack the surface of the soil down firmly with the back of small shovel. Add plenty of water to each pot. Arrange the pots along the length of the pathway so that they are evenly spaced apart. Apply a layer of gravel pieces throughout the walkway. Use a rake to spread the gravel out so that it is evenly distributed.
Add Paving Blocks Or Small Pieces Of Fencing
Line the pathway with paving blocks or small pieces of fencing to help contain the pieces of gravel. Depending upon which material you choose to use, you will either need to press paving blocks firmly against the ground or insert the ends of each fencing piece into the ground. The walkway will add beauty to your property, both day and night. At nighttime, the glowing appearance of the gravel pieces and pots will improve visibility outdoors. Contact a business, such as Builder's Sand & Gravel Inc. for more information.