0 Grassfelt launched in instant stadium.

Grassfelt launched in instant stadium.

By Carol Dutton

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Stephen Fell, Lindum's MD explained the concept behind the product - a living grass sward grown into a soil-less, biodegradable felt rootzone - and the applications to which it can be put.

"We had felt the need for a strong, instant grass product, especially to combat erosion on civil engineering projects, for some time," he explained "and were already experimenting with different materials. We hadn't realised Grassfelt's importance in a challenging landscape situation until we were asked for a turf, suitable for the architectural forms around the Laban Dance Centre in Deptford."

Since then, Grassfelt has been used as a living grass cover over the steel sculptures provided by Yorkshire Forward in their "The Green" project which toured the towns of North Yorkshire. This initiative demonstrated the semi permanent use of the new turf, which can provide a living grass "carpet" over almost any surface including tarmac and concrete. Outdoor events such as weddings and trade shows, (the Instant Stadium at Saltex being a case in point) are alternative markets for Grassfelt which is currently subject to a patent application.

When used in a permanent landscaping or civil engineering situation, Grassfelt is laid on the soil, and the roots grow through the felt and into the medium below within days.

Stephen Fell concluded that the new product has already been exciting interest from landscape architects and civil engineers.

For further information on Lindum's Grassfelt contact the company on Tel:01904 448675.

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