It’s the time of the year where you start having holiday parties left and right, and often you’ll find yourself running out of places to park. This dilemma is usually solved by having people park on your grass. Parking cars on your lawn can lead to ruts, mush, and unsightly lawn conditions. It also can lead to erosion on a vehicle if you’re parking it for a long time. While you may think that’s okay, there are actually several dangers to parking cars on your lawn. However, there are also solutions to combat that problem as well! These methods are designed to help protect your lawn and be eco-friendly for the environment.
Grass reinforcement mesh is fairly new to the world of landscaping. These products usually consist of thick plastic mesh that comes in a roll, and you install it directly onto your grass. Mesh protects, reinforces, and stabilizes your grass against the damage caused by cars parking on your lawn, or even for pedestrian walkways.
When it comes to the installation of the mesh, it’s very easy to install. The mesh itself comes in a roll. After you cut your grass short, you’ll unroll the protection mesh and lay it out over the area you want to protect. To secure the mesh, you place metal U-ins or plastic fixing pegs into the mesh and into your existing grass. Your grass will still be able to grow through the mesh and will actually intertwine with the mesh to create a strong, stabilized grassy surface that will be able to stand the weight of a vehicle and prevent the damage that could happen to your lawn. By intertwining with the grass, it creates a natural looking solution, limiting damage and reducing soil erosion for your lawn.
Protection grids are similar to mesh, as they are also plastic, but they are typically interlocking that you place on top of your grass. Environmentally friendly, grass protecting grids provide stability, protection, and drainage. Grids are perfect for vehicle parking, driving, and even pedestrian walkways. These grids are also super easy to install. The grids come in panels that are sized perfectly making it easy to install. You can trim them to work around curved landscaping areas if need be. Grids also allow for drainage and even grass growth.
Grass mesh and grids are very similar and both offer strong protection of your natural grass. Regardless of which one you choose, they are superb solutions for cars parking on your grass. They both provide a natural look so once your grass grows in, you won’t be able to tell that you have mesh or grid panels down. If you need some visual reference, look up
parking on grass solutions so you can see how great these really look on your lawn. Read more about care tips for parking on the lawn
As the temperature drops, be sure to winterize your landscaping
as well! If you have any questions on how to protect your lawn and want solutions for parking cars on your lawn, be sure to give Water Solutions Company a call today! We have years of experience under our belt, and we know how busy the holiday season gets. We can help you with landscaping and even your sprinkler system! Contact us
today for an estimate!