This is the best alternative to lawn furniture ever! All of our friends and family love to sit and enjoy our grass couch. For me, there is nothing like a late night beer under my apple tree while gazing up at the stars on my grass couch (with a chorus of tree frogs singing)! So, I thought I would share this wonderful joy with all that are looking for an interesting alternative to lawn chairs and want to be as GREEN as possible! I hope you enjoy!~
Step 1: Find a Friend
So, I would suggest finding a partner and some old building materials. I got my silly man snack husband!
We recycled some old bricks in the yard. Many times people give them away. Word search bricks on craigslist if you don't have any. It is a great way to recycle what might go in a land fill! These bricks have been sitting in the back of the yard for 20 years or or so.
By the way, brick is the best option because it holds moisture and air which will keep the couch soil very healthy! Plus, it will drain well unlike concrete.
Step 2: Lay the base!
We laid the brick in this pattern to promote drainage. Plus, you will save on brick. This pattern was easy for us and quick.
Step 3: Layer the brick
So, build your way up to a comfortable height for sitting by layering upward. Try to keep your pattern as much as possible. There will be less errosion if the soil can drain into the earth. Remember there will be approx. 6 inches of soil on top from where you are sitting. That might help when you decide on the height for the chair.
Step 4: The couch skeleton!
So here she is!
As you can see, we did our best to get the shape we wanted. So, just go with it- Any rough edges you are going to smooth out later! You really can't go wrong... as long as it all can drain and has enough of an angle to slow any errosion.
YOU CAN DO IT!