Grass is a beautiful and versatile landscaping option, but it can be susceptible to damage in high-traffic areas. Construction zones are a prime example, as they are often subject to heavy foot and vehicle traffic. This can lead to compaction of the soil, which can damage the grassroots and make it difficult for the grass to grow. It can also lead to erosion, as the soil is washed away by rain or wind.
Protect and Preserve
There are a number of ways to protect grass in these heavy-traffic areas. One option is to use a grass protection mat. These mats are made of recycled rubber, providing a solid foundation for the grass to grow on. They also help to distribute the weight of traffic more evenly, which helps to prevent compaction. The mats’ are designed with holes that allow the grass to grow through easily, allowing your grassy landscape to thrive during construction.
Another option is to use ground protection mesh. This mesh comes in two different thicknesses: standard and heavy-duty. The mesh covers more surface area than the mats, and it is typically used in large heavy-traffic areas such as grass parking lots, runways, equestrian areas, and construction zones. It prevents rutting, smearing, and wear caused by cars, trucks, and pedestrians. This helps to prevent erosion and also provides good protection for your grass.
In some cases, it may be necessary to fence off the area to prevent people and vehicles from walking or driving on it. This is especially important in areas where the grass is still young and vulnerable.
Here are some additional benefits of grass protection in high-traffic areas:
- Reduces the risk of injuries. When grass is compacted, it can become slippery and uneven, which can increase the risk of falls and injuries.
- Improves safety for pedestrians and vehicles. Grass protection can help prevent slips and falls and reduce the risk of vehicle accidents.
- Prolongs the lifespan of the grass. Protecting the grass from damage can help it last longer and look its best for years to come.
- Reduces maintenance costs. Protecting the grass can reduce the need for frequent watering, mowing, and fertilization.
If you are responsible for a high-traffic area, such as a construction zone, taking steps to protect the grass is essential. By doing so, you can help to keep the site safe and attractive for everyone. Contact us today to learn more about our grass protection products.