The HC - landscaping

by brae  

The landscaping board is finished on the edges with iron-on veneer edging.  I then glued layers of white 1/16" foam sheets by Woodland Scenics using Weldbond glue.  I went with thin foam so I could keep the land relatively flat on the baseboard while still allowing for natural unevenness.

For the grass, I'm using Heki Summer Meadow Field Grass.  It has a paper backing that isn't the easiest to seam, but I do like the color, variation and texture.  I also had it in my stash already, so that saved on costs.

Since I'll be planting the 20 shrubs I made around the structure, I opted for mulched areas. This cut down on the grass quite a bit. I started in the back on one side and cut a strip of grass with an uneven edge for a more natural look.

I glued this with Weldbond glue spread with a brush.

I added Woodland Scenics Fine Dark Brown Ballast as the mulch base, to serve as dirt. If there are any bare spots in the mulch, this will blend well.

I held it in place with Woodland Scenics Scenic Cement applied with a pipette.

I colored the edge closest to the brick with a brown Sharpie to allow for better blending.  The edge of the grass would be a light green otherwise and somewhat out of place.

 

I let the ballast dry overnight, then added the mulch.  Again, I used Woodland Scenics Scenic Cement applied with a pipette.

I let the mulch dry overnight and vacuumed the lawn to get rid of any excess.  The shrubs are glued right on top of the mulch with Weldbond and a dab of super glue gel to hold them steady while the white glue dried.  I foresee at least one of these popping off in the future, but at least they are easily repaired or replaced.  :]

With the landscaping in place, it finally looks like a solid structure.  :]

5 comments

Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
It looks great! :)
11/27/18 @ 20:22
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
Love how it looks! Cute little shrubs. They remind me of Easter eggs.
11/27/18 @ 21:42
Comment from: Carrie [Visitor]
It looks perfect...this build in so intriguing....what will it be???
11/28/18 @ 10:39
Comment from: Wendy [Visitor]
Again, perfect timing to help with my landscaping problems! Can’t tell you how much I appreciate your blog.
11/28/18 @ 13:57
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you so much!! :>>
12/02/18 @ 19:50


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