Reduce Soil Erosion in Public Areas
The purpose of this post is to suggest a simple and cost effective solution to reduce soil erosion and promote healthy grass growth. As I’m sure many of you are aware we have been having a particularly good summer so far this year. The extra heat is great for our tans but not so great for vegetation. A lack of rainfall has had an adverse effect on grass in particular. Yellowing and discolouration of grass is a direct result of a lack of water and nutrients in the soil. The grass is not dead however, once the rain returns much of the grass will return to the luscious green colour we have all come to know.
A problem which can greatly effect the quality and growth of grass during this period is soil erosion. A lack of water is causing the soil to become particularly dry. If you have been to any outdoor public event or busy area I’m sure you will see large areas where the grass has worn away completely. Consistent and heavy footfall can gradually wear away at the soil which greatly reduces the growth of grass. After a period of soil erosion the grass can die leading to large areas needing reseeding.
The RubbaGrass Difference
RubbaGrass can make a huge difference to the look of the grass as well as the quality of the soil beneath. Our RubbaGrass mats greatly reduce soil erosion as the mats hold the soil in place. The holes which are spread throughout the mats encourage healthy grass growth. The holes also protect the base of the grass which ensures that even heavily trodden grass can still grow.
That is perhaps a key benefit which our RubbaGrass mats offer over similar ground reinforcement products. RubbaGrass mats enable your outdoor space to be in constant use without fear of deterioration. The variety of uses which our RubbaGrass mats offer, make them an extremely cost efficient product. During the summer months and periods of drought the mats can significantly reduce soil erosion. In contrast, during periods of heavy rainfall and sub zero temperatures our mats can improve stability.
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Case Study – The Eden Project
During the summer months The Eden Project holds a series of concerts on the sites grounds. The technicians and managers at The Eden Project know of the effect that heavy footfall can have on the grass and soil below. As a site of outstanding beauty and environmental stability it was crucial to keep any damage to a minimum. The use of ground reinforcement products can help to greatly reduce soil erosion.
As you can see from the photo above, the parts of grass which protrude above the mats are starting to deteriorate. However, the grass below the top of the mats are healthy and so will continue to grow. This enables staff to remove the mats if they wish and enjoy the benefits of a full and healthy lawn. The use of ground reinforcement products enable The Eden Project to enjoy luscious grounds all year around.