"Adrian" wrote in message
We've got a back gate, with about 20-25m of grass leading to tarmac at
the back of the house and across to a garage door. Over this winter,
we've had various bits of equipment - up to JCB Fastrac size - coming in
and out of there, and - predictably - it's turned into a bit of a rutted
Once it's dried out a bit, I'm thinking of somehow flattening it, re-
seeding it, and putting reinforcement in there - National Trust overflow-
carpark kinda stuff. A quick google suggests it's often referred to as
"Grass reinforcement mesh". GrassProtecta seems to be one of the more
Anybody got any experience of it? It's not going to be a high-traffic
area, but it'd be nice if we can rely on being able to use it, going up
to largish van size. There's a low but present possibility of stuff as
big as JCBs/tractors coming in/out that way irregularly, but a full-size
flatbed truck won't quite get through the gate anyway.
Any thoughts or experiences?
If it's badly rutted now, how would you flatten it out first?
As you suggest the local power company have destroyed your property get them
involved to recompense...
Look at eBay item 221387029566
We used a similar product at the golf course I was engineer at and it's damn
hard wearing, easy to lay, easy to handle and stands regular tractor weight
Wait until the ground is friable, break up the surface with whatever
tools/machinery you have and level generally.
Set the grids into the top surface and dress with a mix of 50% soil, 40%
sand and 10% grass seed and gently tamp down with a wacker plate.
Water gently for a day, then re-compact once more... Leave to dry and watch
the grasss grow.
Can be mowed over as well