Smart Idea: Turf Tabletop

WORDS Annemarie Meintjes PHOTOS Marijke Williams

Nouwens Fieldturf makes it possible to enjoy picnics all year round, come rain or shine. Even apartment dwellers can buy this artificial grass by the metre to create their own high-rise grassy patch.

We love the Kikuyu Turf option from Nouwens Fieldturf, which is the closest you will get to the real thing. It has just the right texture, density and height (30 mm), and is speckled with the odd “dead” blade to add authenticity. It is made of polyethylene and comes with an eight-year UV warranty.

Cut the turf to size with a Stanley knife or a strong pair of scissors, and attach it to a tabletop using doublesided carpet tape. We bought all the bits we needed at Builders. The Kikuyu Turf – 3,8 m wide and sold by the metre – cost R265,84/m².

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