Scenic cement

by brae  

For times when I've landscaped with gravel, I've just used regular white glue with gravel sprinkled over it.  I've left it to dry and then removed the excess.  This works perfectly fine for the most part, but I thought I'd give Woodland Scenics Scenic Cement a try.  It's meant to be applied after you've poured the gravel or ballast materials onto your landscape.  You can find it at hobby shops as well as Hobby Lobby.

I built a large planter for the patio and planted two topiary trees in it.  I sprinkled Woodland Scenics gravel into the planter over a layer of white glue to start.  I had a liquid dropper from Jasper's previous medications to use for the Scenic Cement.

April sent me this link to using the watery glue.  The dropper allowed for perfect control.

It is very watery so you'd have to watch what you're doing when working on anything with an incline or anything not water tight.  I had planned ahead and fully sealed the planter interior.

Once I had a good amount in the planter, I sprinkled some additional gravel on top.  Even if this top layer doesn't stick much, it won't matter.

There will be additional filler plants, but those can be glued on top of the gravel once this sets.


Comment from: BunnyD [Visitor]

Is the scenic cement an alternate to glue Brae? Does it have a matte finish to it? I’ve never heard of it. I remember the gravel and sand on my dad’s model railroad being really sealed down well like it had a top coat but I never thought about it until now.

12/05/15 @ 08:49
Comment from: Deb [Visitor]  

Those little trees are the cutest things!

12/05/15 @ 08:58
Comment from: brae [Member]

It did dry completely matte and invisible. :yes:

12/05/15 @ 10:18
Comment from: BunnyD [Visitor]

Sounds very much like what dad must have used! Not a grain of sand moved but very natural looking. Love your pruning skills!

12/05/15 @ 20:55
Comment from: jane s [Visitor]

It looks great, I always want to pick up some of these gravel and dirt supplies I see at the model and railroad shows, they really do have some great looking materials your planters look amazingly real!

12/06/15 @ 12:13
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]

It’s a lovely, little set up. :)

12/08/15 @ 21:09

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