Guide to Grass Reinforcement Mesh
At Rouden Pipetek, we stock Grass Reinforcement Mesh that is great for strengthening and preserving grass areas that see regular traffic. When deployed, the mesh creates a strong interlock between the grass roots and the plastic mesh filaments. With this in place, grass wear, abrasion and rutting will be reduced. Your grass areas will be well preserved, as the grass simply grows through the mesh. Here is our guide to grass reinforcement mesh.
Uses of Grass Reinforcement Mesh
The reinforcement mesh has a variety of uses including:
- Grass car parks – Overflow grass car parks
- Pedestrian paths – Disabled (DDA) access routes
- Light aircraft taxiways
- Grass verges
- Caravan park access and caravan bays
- Front lawn parking
Benefits of Mesh
The grass mesh is a great solution to prevent grass abrasion, some of the benefits are:
- Suitable for permanent application
- Can accommodate shallow slopes
- Fast and cost-effective installation
- No excavation or soil removal is normally required
- Higher slip-resistance than standard mesh products
At Rouden Pipetek we have GRASSPROTECTA heavy-duty mesh, used to reinforce all kinds of grass surfaces from car parking to pedestrian areas.
GRASSPROTECTA provides more traction and higher slip resistance compared to other standard meshes, due to its oscillated mesh structure. The mesh is available in 14mm and 11mm thickness.
The standard 11m grade is suitable for things like light-usage car parks, wheelchair access routes and paths used heavily by pedestrians. The heavier 14 mm mesh can be used for overflow car parks, caravan sites and holiday areas, some equestrian surfaces and verge stabilisation.
The installation of the mesh is straight forward. Before installation, ther grass should be cut short so that the mesh can lie close to the ground.
You will want to let the roll unroll a bit before getting to work, so as to reduce its curve. You can spread it out and put some loose pins in the corners to keep it flat on the ground.
The mesh needs to be as close to the grass as possible, to do this you need to employ the metal pins.
If the mesh is just for a track then the pins can go along the rim, whereas if you are laying mesh rolls next to one another, the pins can pin across to the next mesh. Make sure the pins are below the mesh or level with it so they do not pose a trip hazard. When installing multiple mesh rolls next to each other, make sure that they do not overlap.
Once the mesh has been installed, the grass grows through the mesh. The roots will band with small filaments on the mesh to create a strong surface. You will be able to mow the grass as normal.
For more information on the Grass Reinforcement Mesh that we supply, do not hesitate to contact us.