Garden furniture greatly improves the aesthetics as well as the value of the garden or backyard. It also provides more features and functionality for the particular area of the house.
While wooden or concrete floors on gardens are among the modern designs, still nothing beats grass floors out of gardens. It gives a more natural look and feels to the garden.
In this regard, is it possible to have furniture directly on top of the grass? Will the grass cause damage to the furniture, and the furniture to the grass? Also, what can we put under garden furniture when laying the furniture on the grass surface?
Here’s All You Need to Know
Is It Safe to Put Furniture Over Grass?
Before we proceed with how to put the furniture on top of the grass, let’s first understand if it’s possible or safe to put furniture over grass floors on gardens.
A quick answer to this question is yes. Depending on the material of the furniture as well as the sensitivity, hardness, and other factors about the grass and ground, furniture may be placed directly on top of the grass.
Furthermore, there are a few benefits of placing furniture on top of grass lawns. Among these benefits include providing a temporary solution.
Furniture items are portable and can be easily moved or transferred from place to place in the garden. Furniture is a much better option instead of fixed fixtures or structures which can be hard to remove or change as it is fixed to the ground.
Also, outdoor furniture on gardens saves you more money than fixed structures and fixtures such as concrete benches, grounded steel tables, and others. And lastly, it makes cleaning or maintaining the garden easier.
Imagine going around a concrete table or bench that is fixed to the ground when mowing your lawn – not only can cleaning be tedious but can also be expensive as you need to purchase equipment as well as accessories to clean tight areas in your lawn or garden.
Among the best furniture to use lay directly on grass include wooden and plastic furniture, as well as those that are inflatable.
What to Put Under Furniture?
Now when it comes to putting the furniture directly on top of the grass, you’ll need to consider that the grass or ground surface may be destroyed or punctured due to the furniture. To avoid destroying the grass or the soil, you can lay pavers to keep it safe.
Pavers are solid materials made from stone, concrete, brick, and even gravel laid on the grass or lawn to protect a particular area of the garden. Pavers also serve as platforms or grounding for furniture and structures in the garden.
There are three types of pavers which include brick pavers, cobblestone pavers, and flagstone pavers. Each of which has its particular design and features as well as price.
Using pavers when installing furniture on the lawn keeps both the grass and the furniture safe.
How to Put Furniture on Grass
Now putting furniture on grass is not as easy as it sounds. Doing it wrongly can damage the grass or lawn, and even the furniture itself.
Before putting the furniture on the grass, make sure that the ground is well ground and leveled. The last thing you’d want out of your furniture is to sink in some smooth ground.
Furthermore, you don’t want to see your furniture slanted or looking kind of crooked – this is especially true for tables.
So, make sure that the ground is sturdy enough by strengthening its foundation with gravel or stones. And make sure that the ground is at a level.
After which, install a set of pavers where the furniture stands or sits. The number of pavers to be installed will depend on how much area of the furniture comes in contact with the grass or lawn.
If you’re looking for a temporary paver and something that can easily be removed from the grass after use, you can opt for wooden outdoor floorings such as teach or acacia flooring.
While these kinds of pavers are quite durable, they do not harm the grass and they can also improve the aesthetics of the garden or lawn.