DIY Grass Bed Offers a Cozy Green Oasis

Many people love to relax by lying on the grass and taking in the warm sunshine. But what if your yard is made of concrete? With this obstacle in mind, Jason Hodges, a landscape gardener on the Australian TV show Better Homes & Gardens, has come up with a clever solution. He demonstrates how to bring some green onto the pavement by building a grass day bed. Complete with pillows and a headboard, the lounger offers a great place to soak up some sun and read a good book.

The DIY shows you how to build your bed from start to finish. Hodges begins by constructing the frame, which involves assembling a wood pallet and slatted headboard. Afterwards, he covers the base with geofabric and fills it with dirt and fertilizer. Sod is then rolled onto the freshly-laid ground. Once the “mattress” is complete, Hodges then adds accessories to the outdoor piece of furniture–the headboard conveniently doubles as a planter, allowing him to place decorative greenery into the vertical panel. All that's left is to trim the grass, add the cushions, and the most important of all–lay down and enjoy! Watch the entire process in short video, below.

Jason Hodges: Website
via [Contemporist]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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