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.