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This instructable is for an idea that I saw on a longboarding forum. The idea is that you can grow grass on the deck of a skateboard providing a soft surface that consumes CO2 and puts out fresh, clean Oxygen! Thats right, it is the ultimate hipster ecofreak treehugger accessory!

To start out, you need a skateboard to be your ginneapig. It can be a normal skateboard, or a longboard.
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Step 1: Building the "planter"

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In order to contain the dirt on top of the deck, we need a short wall around the edge of the deck to make a bowl. I chose to make it out of strips of cardboard because it is soft to your feet, and widely available as a post consumer material. Make strips about a quarter of an inch thicker than the width of the deck and attach it to the sides of the board. To do this, I used a mixture of roofing nails, and blue painters tape. It may be a better idea to just use duct tape due to the fact that roofing nails split the wood pretty badly. This is not too much of a problem since I am a pretty small person, but it may mean bad news for you, fatty.

Step 2: Fill it with dirt!

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Next step is pretty self explanitory. Fill 'er up with dirt. Find it, buy it, whatever you want. as long as it resembles ground, it'll work!

Step 3: GRASS!!

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Now it's time to plant grass. You want to go for a very tough type of grass that will stand up to your monster feet. You can either put down seed, trnsplant a slab of grass, or plant patches and grow them together.
Using seeds is pretty easy. Just throw them down and water them perodically. Simple.
You can put an entire slab of grass down, which would be transplanted from another source, and thats simple enough. Put it down, and you're done. congrats.
Or, you can do what I did. I didn't have a slab of grass I wanted to get rid of, and I didn't want t buy seeds, so I decided to weed my garden beds and plant all the patches of grass on my board. Its slower, but eventually, the patches will grow and spred like weeds and soon cover my entire board.
Whatever you choose, Kepp the board out in a sunny location and water it eveyday. You can control every aspect of this grass very easily so yopu can't use the same excuses as for you gross brown lawn.
Be patient, trim it when you need to, and enjoy your new green mode of transportation!
oh.. lol.. also this will ultimately rot the board.
GDADZGSONS2 years ago
How do you get the board to stay turned for the picture?
What is the point of this? A rideable planter?
ArborPress (author)  woodstockbirdy2 years ago