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Protection Mesh

Designed to protect grass areas from vehicular and foot traffic, grass / turf protection mesh helps to distribute the weight and greatly reduce rutting and mud. The grass protection mesh is ideal for frequently used car parking areas and driveways. All of the mesh products referenced are designed to be installed over existing grass and secured with u-pins / turf staples.

We offer various grades of grass reinforcement mesh for different applications. If you would like help in choosing the correct mesh grade for your project feel free to give us a call at (800) 524-4161.



Grass & Turf Protection Mesh

(Heavy Grade) (MudStop™)

MudStop™ HG is a vehicle rated grass reinforcement mesh for lightweight to moderate weight vehicles. An ultra-reinforced osculated-mesh surface provides strength and extra traction for vehicles pedestrian traffic. Ideal for residential and commercial parking lots which experience daily use. Convenient 25' roll size is easy to handle and install.

Roll Size: 6.7' x 25'

Square Feet / Roll: 167.5


Grass & Turf Protection Mesh

(Standard Grade) (TENAX)

Vehicle rated grass reinforcement mesh for occasional usage. Great for overflow parking, foot paths, dog run areas and light aircraft turning circles.

Roll Size: 6.7' x 100'

Square Feet / Roll: 670

Grass & Turf Protection Mesh

(Medium Grade) (TENAX)

Vehicle rated protection mesh for frequent usage. Provides slip resistance and is great for daily use, residential / light commercial parking lots and heavy use foot paths.

Roll Size: 6.7' x 50'

Square Feet / Roll: 335

Grass & Turf Protection Mesh

(Heavy Grade) (TENAX)

Vehicle rated protection mesh for regular traffic from lightweight to moderate weighted vehicles. Provides reinforced strength and increased slip resistance. Ideal for daily use residential parking areas commercial parking lots used by passenger vehicles. ADA Compliant.

Roll Size: 6.7' x 66'

Square Feet / Roll: 442


GrassProtecta Grass Reinforcement

Grass Protecta

Grass protecta is a slip-resistant commercial-grade grass protection mesh which is available in a variety of different roll sizes and as well as light and heavy material grades. Minimum order quantities apply to many of the sizes:


Standard Grade:
Ideal for daily vehicle traffic in residential or light commercial settings.

6.56' x 65.6' Roll (3 roll minimum)

6.56' x 32.8' Roll (5 roll minimum)

32.8' x 32.8' Roll (9 roll minimum)

Heavy Grade:

Perfect for daily use commercial applications where frequent vehicular traffic is common.

6.56' x 65.6' Roll (3 roll minimum)

6.56' x 32.8' Roll (5 roll minimum)

32.8' x 32.8' Roll (9 roll minimum)

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Grass Protection Mesh for Grass Reinforcement

Grass Protection Mesh

This protection mesh is an extruded-designed plastic mesh intended for the purpose of reinforcement, stabilization and protection of turf and grass. The turf and grass are mostly intended for occasionally trafficked, light vehicle and pedestrian applications.

The mesh is very effective in stabilizing grass and once the grass and root system has grown through the mesh a natural look as well as a more strongly-reinforced grassed surface creates a very useful and ascetically pleasing grass surface.

Installation Advantages / Weight Rating

Grass protection mesh is unique as it does not require that the existing grass is removed prior to installation. Many other grass and ground reinforcement product on the market require the complete removal and reinstallation of the grass area. (This is to provide a very high load capacity which is not attainable by above grass meshes) For applications where heavy vehicles such as semi-trucks or fire engines will not be regularly driving, grass protection mesh is an ideal solution which will save on both the installation cost of the project and the overall material cost. For a heavy-duty grass reinforcement solution which is capable of loads up to 97,000 pounds / sq. ft. see our selection of grass pavers.

The product is intended to be used for light vehicles and pedestrians. In addition, it is also be used for airport taxi paths and car parking lots. The recommended applications of the grass protection mesh include:

  • Parking space and Access to the Grass Residential

  • Overflow occasional use parking lots
  • Golf Cart Paths
  • Grass Paths
  • Handicap access paths/Wheelchair


Daily Use Considerations

If the grassed area is used as a daily use parking lot or access road with regular vehicle traffic, it is recommended that the heavier grade product grasprotecta is considered, as it provides a higher weight rating. Grassprotecta requires a similar installation process and can be rolled onto of existing turf creating a highly reinforced area suitable for passenger vehicles as well as pedestrian traffic.

Growing Period

Right after you have completely installed the mesh, you need to leave the plastic stabilization mesh area unused during the first growing season. The main purpose of doing this is to permit the roots of the grass to intertwine with the plastic-based mesh filaments. After the first season, the mash now disappears beneath the grass’ surface. It now offers a reinforced surface that can withstand the heavy weight of cars or the rigorous demand of continual foot traffic.

Available in Green and Black

Grass protection mesh type material is available in a number of different styles and thicknesses. This is mainly manufactured in HDPE Plastic and is mainly available in a green and black color. If you would like assistance choosing the right mesh for your project feel free to give us a call at (800) 524-4161.

Perfect for Grassed Areas

The grass protection mash, specifically the product mentioned, is intended for grassed areas. Ideal application areas for the product are those areas that are more prone to wet conditions and mud.

Traction

The mesh can be slippery when first installed. This is due to the relatively smooth nature of the material. Traction for both vehicles and pedestrians will be greatly increased once grass has begun to grow through the mesh. Until the root system has grown over the mesh, the plastic mesh may become especially slippery especially during wet conditions. It is advised that pedestrian traffic is diverted around the area until an above mesh root system is apparent or until enough grass has grown through to give significant traction.

Product Specifics

  • For a roll size of 6.56’ x98’, you can have a heavy grade and black color with mesh aperture of “0.86x 1.06” and weight of 0.135 lbs/ft 2 and HDPE material

  • For a roll size of 6.56’ x98’, you can have a heavy grade and green color with mesh aperture of “0.86x 1.06” and weight of 0.135 lbs/ft2 and HDPE material

Fixing Pegs and Pins

In securing the grass protection mesh, using “metal U-pins” is even more essential for the existing surface on the grass. This should at least be at the minimum interval of three feet. These U-pins are constructed of steel and measure 6.7x 2.75”x 0.23

Product Summery

Through the use of a protection mesh, you’ll be able to improve the grassed surface around your area. It will also be protected against the wear and tear process, smearing and rutting. This actually results in the muddy surfaces with cars not capable of withstanding pedestrian or vehicular applications.

This is specifically designed in increasing the traction and improving the slip resistance. When compared to other paver products, grass protection mesh is the most economical ground reinforcement solution on the market.

The installation is quite simple that right after you have cut the grass short, unroll the mesh and stake with metal U pins into the grass.

Allow the turf to grow through the mesh and establish a root base above the material. This now creates a reinforced and strong surface for a variety of purposes as listed above. This can surely withstand the weight of passenger vehicles as well as demanding foot traffic.

It is recommended that the area is unused for the first growing season to allow for a solid root base to be established and also to increase traction.

Alternative Uses

Many homeowners have used the mesh to protect their yards from damage caused by large dogs. Grass protection mesh is an excellent solution as it can be installed over existing grass to protect against rutting. The material can be staked and will stay in place nicely. If a softer grass surface is desired the material can be rolled up and stored, ready for the next use. The grids on the mesh are small enough to prevent most large dog's paws from getting getting stuck allowing for a safe surface for them to play.

Grass Protection Mesh is available from Landscape Discount in a variety of different colors and styles. For more information or to place an order please call: (800) 564-4161.

Installing a New Lawn - An Overview

When preparing to start a new lawn takes two ingredients, good soil, and a dose of patience.

You have probably gotten tons of advice from your neighbors and friends. They'll let you know it's a lot of hard work so you should leave it to the professionals. You've heard from so-called experts telling you to spend money and accept the fact you will have to pay through the nose for sod and other expenses to succeed. The bottom line, you can save a great deal of money and still be very successful in creating a new lawn. It will take preparation, getting quality grass seed that's right for your environment, well-prepared soil, and that dose of patience! There are steps you have to take but with some work, you'll get there so let's get started -

How to create a perfect lawn -

• Choose The Right Time Of Year

• Select The Right Grass Seed

• Test The Soil

• Prepare The Soil

• Level Out The Surface

• Seed & Feed The Same Day

• Cover It Up

• Keep Watering

• Maintain The Lawn

Choose The Right Time Of Year

Always make sure you choose the right time of year to plant your new lawn. If you are planting cool-weather grass like Kentucky Bluegrass, perennial Ryegrass, or Tall Fescue, you should plant in the spring or early fall. If you try to plant in the summer or winter months, you run the risk that the seeds will not establish or the new grass will not withstand the extreme heat or cold.

If you are planting warm-weather grass like Centipede, Bermuda grass, or Zoysia, early summer is the right time of year. Warm-season grass seed must have warm soil before it will germinate.

Select The Right Grass Seed

First and foremost, think about your area's climate, your lifestyle, and what your budget can handle. When considering the kind of lawn you want, determine whether you will have partial or full sun, what level of foot traffic will travel over the lawn, and whether will it be used by your pets and kids. If you are unsure, talk to your home improvement or plant nursery centers to help you find what will be best for your lifestyle and growing conditions.

Test The Soil (Optional)

Actually, you do not need to have the soil tested if you have the soil prepared properly before planting and follow up with good maintenance after you have planted. If you prefer to know what your soil's reading is, you can have it tested by your county's cooperative extension service. The result will let you know what nutrients and improvements are needed for quality soil. Also, you can perform a basic soil test by purchasing a soil test kit. The best soil pH for most grass should be 6.0 to 7.0. If it's too acidic (under 6.0), add ground limestone to the soil.

If the soil is too alkaline (over 7.0), add compost, composted manure, or sulfur to the soil. Make sure you follow all product information first.



Prepare The Soil

After you have chosen the area for your new lawn, you have to prepare the soil before seeding. Use a sharp shovel to remove existing grass or if it's a larger area, use a sod cutter to get it done faster. Walk around the entire area to inspect it and remove large rocks and debris. Fill in low spots and if the soil is compacted, work it with a tiller. Preparing for grass seed, turn the soil into pea-sized or marble-sized particles.


Level Out The Surface

The last thing you want is a lawn filled with little hills and valleys. Grab a bow rake or garden rake to ensure the surface is level. As you rake, get rid of any rocks or debris you come across. If you are thinking about bringing in new topsoil, that's not a good idea. The topsoil could contain weed seeds which are very tough to control.


Seed & Feed The Same Day

Once your soil has been prepared, you can seed your new lawn. Also, you can give your seedlings a great start by feeding them. Choose a granular lawn food created for new grass. You can feed the lawn at the same time you seed.

Note – make sure you read the directions on the package as not all lawn foods should be applied at seeding time.

You might wonder which goes first, the grass seed or the fertilizer. That's totally up to you. Different kinds of grass seeds and fertilizers require different spreader settings for the best coverage. Check the package to ensure you are choosing the right settings for your spreader. Apply the product to the perimeter first then fill in the rest of the lawn so you won't miss something along the way, especially along the edges. Similar to mowing, seed and feed the lawn with overlapping passes. Be careful to prevent grass seed or fertilizer from getting in your garden beds or on your sidewalk or driveway.

Cover It Up

After you are done laying down the grass seed and lawn food, cover them up with a thin layer of soil to keep the grass seed from drying out or washing away.

Use mulch on hills with a thin layer of straw to prevent seeds from washing away. Just make sure you can easily see the seedbed under the straw. Tip - mulch the rest of the new lawn with straw so you don't have to use as much water.



Keep Watering

When watering, it's important to keep the top inch of soil continually moist just not soggy. You will have to mist the seeded area once a day or more if the climate is hot and dry.

As the seeds start to germinate, make sure the soil is moist at approximately 2 inches of the top of soil until the new grass has reached 3 inches then mow. Reduce watering to twice a week, soaking the soil approximately 6 to 8 inches each time to stimulate grassroots to grow.

Maintain The Lawn

Once your lawn reaches a height of 3 inches, it's ready for mowing. Be sure to set the mower on a high setting to remove only the top 1/3 of the grass blades. The higher setting will also ensure you have a nice thick lawn. If you cut the grass too short, it will weaken the grass allowing weeds to take hold. While grass is still developing, try to avoid as much foot traffic as possible. After 6 to 8 weeks, you can start a regular fertilizer program to keep your new lawn thick and beautiful.

Following these simple steps will help you create the lawn you are striving for. Take your time and by all means, be patient!