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How to use Grass Protection Mesh for Parking Cars

Grass Protection Mesh for parking on grass, making grass drives, business overflow car parks, free delivery, free advice, quick delivery

 

If you want to make a grass drive,  or use a lawned area for extra parking space there will be a HDPE mesh which will suit your purpose. Grass Protection Mesh is ideal in areas where local authorities are insisting on the front garden remaining a green space to accomodate natural drainage. The only requirement is that the ground must be firm and well drained. No mesh will be strong enough to prevent rutting of soft ground which is easily waterlogged. As a rough guide, if you can push your finger into the lawn by more than 1 cm when it is moist then the ground is unsuitable for a lightweight Reinforcement Mesh and you should choose a heavy grade of Grass Protection Mesh. For landscapers we can supply technical data sheets so you can accurately assess whether the ground is suitable or not

The products in our online shop are arranged from the lightest to the heaviest mesh, as expressed in grams per square metre (g/m2). The price increases with the weight and specification of the product but always choose a mesh which is suitable for your purpose, otherwise the result can be disappointing if the lawned area fails to get the level of protection required to prevent rutting

Lightweight Grass Reinforcement Mesh of 450g per square metre is suitable for strengthening embankments, creating better access for wheelchairs, buggies, cleaner pedestrian access or to prevent animals digging etc. The grades of 650g per m2 to 1000g per m2 are suitable for occasional vehicle parking. For heavier vehicles or more frequent use choose a heavier grade of mesh of 1250g to 2000g per square metre (look at the weight per m2 as means of comparing different products).

These products are to be permanently fixed and not intended for temporary use.  For temporary outdoor event parking there is a very heavy mesh called GrassTrack which can be unrolled, laid to make a temporary driveway across a field, and it can be laid in strips to make parking spaces on grass, and then rolled up again for storage

 

Grass Protection Mesh for parking on grass, parking on lawns, grass drive

 

 

  1. Grass Protection Mesh can be installed at any time of year but the time when it can take the maximum load can be reduced by laying it when the grass is actively growing. 
  2. Cut the grass short and ensure that the area is as level as possible and clear of any protruding stones
  3. Fill in any hollows with a mixture of fine topsoil and sharp sand so the mesh is fully in contact with the ground
  4. Turn the mesh over against the roll so that it curves downwards, and unroll over the area to be protected. Non-slip meshes shoudl be laid with the brown cord upwards. The heavier meshes may be a bit wavy when unrolled but it will relax and flatten as you use the pins - you should also use fixing pins closer together than is necessary for lightweight meshes in order to keep it flat until the grass roots grow through it
  5. Secure one corner with the special Fixing Pins and then work along both edges a bit of a time, so that a triangle in the corner is secured first and then work by fanning outwards from the secured triangle, using a pin every metre. A fixing pin should be used every metre along each edge, and down the middle of 2 metre wide rolls to ensure the mesh is flat to the grass. For the 1800g and 2000g mesh we recommend using a pin every 30 to 40cm instead of every metre as it is much thicker
  6. Where the area to be protected is wider than roll width butt the edges of the roll together and secure by placing a Fixing Pin across each edge. Also pin down any area of the mesh which is not in contact with the grass
  7. If the mesh is laid over any area of bare earth, apply suitable grass seed and fertilizer dressing at approximately 50g per m2 and cover with a thin layer of top soil and sand. This will encourage early root growth around the mesh filaments and increase stability
  8. Vehicles and pedestrians should be kept off the area until the grass has grown at least 1 inch and mown at least three times with the blades set high, also leave on the mowings for these three cust. After each cut the area can be rolled if required
  9. Remember maximum strength will only be developed when the grass roots have intertwined with the mesh filaments

 



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