Artificial, fake or synthetic lawns are often grouped under the catch-all term astroturf, not to be confused with AstroTurf the brand. Artificial grass is a problematic product: it often hinders natural water flow and rainfall absorption, plus it’s difficult to recycle when its run the course of its life or trend interest


In modern usage, the term could describe some kind of masking of information, a duping, if you will.

Shameful purchase

I discarded a three-metre long roll after storing it in a mine-like storage cell under an apartment block for a couple of years, unused.

Someone said something on-air and I filled it in a bit

It’s a difficult thing to recycle as it has many interwoven elements that are not easily pulled apart. As a result the stuff mostly ends in a landfill. After sapping the environment of nutrients when in use, it’s now becoming a part of the strata. But before it goes into the ground, stop further production of the stuff, pull up what is down and recycle it into mats for balconies.

Wrong setting, no tump

I didn’t want to get any closer. I knew what it was, what they were. But I needed hope that they were of the sprouting kind on their way to return life to revealed ground underneath removed concrete. But they couldn’t be, the setting was all wrong.

astroturfing first used to describe a practice that would become known as devious

struggles & campaigns

None of it is real

Never gets there