Create a decorative border next to a walkway on your property that contains your favorite types of flowers and shrubs by completing the steps below. Once you have finished, apply luminescent paint to basic wood chips and arrange them around the plants so that your new border will stand out at nighttime.
- measuring tape
- wooden stakes
- garden tiller
- hand shovel
- flowers and shrubs
- water hose
- plastic sheeting
- wood chips (a few bags)
- luminescent spray paint
- large shovel
Mark And Clear The Ground
Decide how wide you would like the border to be. Mark equal sections on each side of the walkway with wooden stakes. Use a measuring tape to help you keep the areas lined up evenly. Remove debris from the marked sections. If grass is growing where the border will be placed, remove it with a garden tiller. Push the tiller in straight lines to loosen the soil that is surrounding the grass blades. When finished, rake up the grass blades and dispose of them.
Plant Flowers And Shrubs And Paint Wood Chips
Dig holes throughout each side of the border that are deep enough to hold each plant's root system. Place a flower or shrub in each hole and cover up their roots with soil. Pack the soil down firmly with the back of a shovel. Water the base of each plant until the soil is damp.
Lay a piece of plastic sheeting on the ground, away from the border. Arrange a few bags of wood chips on the sheeting. Apply a coat of luminous spray paint to the chips. Wait for the paint to dry and add a second coat if more coverage is needed. Flip over the wood chips and add a coat or two of paint to them in the same manner. The paint will absorb the photon's that the sun emits during the day. Once darkness falls, the paint will emit the photons, resulting in a glowing appearance.
Place The Wood Chips In The Border
Load the dry wood chips in a wheelbarrow. Push the wheelbarrow next to the edge of one side of the border. Fill a large shovel with chips and lower the tool so that they fall onto the border. Once one side of the border is full of chips, rake the pieces until they are evenly distributed. Add a layer of wood chips to the other side of the border by completing the same steps. Your new border can be enjoyed each day and night. Make sure that the newly planted flowers and shrubs receive water a few times each week so that they continue to thrive.
For more information, contact The Bushel Stop or a similar company.