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Grass Protection Mats



Our Grass Protection Mats are an extruded plastic mesh that is manufactured in a 25' roll length to help provide reinforcement, stabilization, and protection of grass and turf. These mats are intended for frequent traffic or parking applications. This product is effective at stabilizing grass and as the grass grows through the mesh, provides a strongly reinforced grass surface.

This product doesn't require existing grass to be removed prior to installation. These mats are often placed in areas where mud or rutting is a concern. These applications can include temporary parking areas, dog runs, or pedestrian event walking paths.

Size: 6.7' x 25' (167.5 SF)
Roll Weight: 60 lbs

MudStop HGā„¢
At a Glance

  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Built-In UV Stabilization
  • Promotes Healthy Grass Growth
  • Reduces Mud
  • Quick Installation
  • Made with Recyclable Materials

MudStopā„¢ HG
Heavy-Grade Grass Protection Mesh

Download Product Specification Sheet
  • Roll Size: 6.7' x 25'
  • Square Feet Per Roll: 167.5
  • Roll Weight: 60 lbs



Our grass protection mesh is designed for demanding applications. The osculated mesh pattern provides a high degree of strength which is required to support the weight of a vehicle. Our mesh is ASTM lab tested to ensure strength and durability.

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Do you require a formal quote for MudStopā„¢ HG? Fill out the form at the link below and we will provide you with a written quote within two business days.

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Ground Staples

Each Roll of MudStopā„¢ HG requires 100 ground staples for proper installation. (sold separately)

Ground Staples - 100 Staple Carton
Ground Staples - 100 Staple Carton

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"I Love the Heavy Duty Quality"

ā€œAbsolutely the best, least costly and less work solution to a turn a grassy area into an extra parking spot. I love the heavy duty quality and the way the green material looks. One $600 roll did the job with no digging/prepping needed. The alternative wouldā€™ve been $4300 for cement conversion or $2300 for gravel. The best part of it all: No permits required and can easily be converted back to just grass in the future.ā€

- Victor, Philadelphia, PA

Easy to Work With 25-foot Roll Size

Most heavy-duty grass protection mesh on the market is shipped in large 50ā€™-70ā€™ rolls which are very large, heavy and difficult to handle. When developing MudStopā„¢ HG we kept this in mind and decided to produce 25ā€™ rolls which are much easier to handle and work with. A roll of MudStopā„¢ HG weighs 60 lbs and can be picked up and moved by one person instead of two. Additionally, due to the reduced roll length, smaller projects can be accomplished without having to purchase a bunch of extra material.


MudStopā„¢ HG vs Economy-Grade Mesh

Low priced economy-grade mesh can provide basic reinforcement for very occasional vehicular parking. Where issues arise are in material durability and reduced traction. Due to its low strength, economy-grade mesh quickly deforms when driven on and will begin to rut out the grass underneath. Additionally, the low priced mesh is typically a flat mesh without ridges. This can create a slippery surface for pedestrians and vehicles when wet. MudStopā„¢ HG incorporates an osculated mesh pattern to provide greatly enhanced material strength while its multi-layer design enables enhanced traction for both vehicles and pedestrians.

Where Can MudStopā„¢ HG be Installed?

MudStopā„¢ HG grass protection mesh can be installed in a wide variety of different landscape applications - pretty much anywhere you want protection against rutting from tires or foot traffic!

Residential Parking Areas


Commercial Parking Areas


Vehicle Access Roads


Golf Cart & ATV Pathways


RV, Trailer or Boat Storage Lanes


Overflow Event Parking


Pedestrian Walkway Areas


Great for Dog Runs Too!

In addition to protecting grass from vehicular damage, MudStopā„¢ HG can also be used to protect grass from becoming damaged in dog run areas. The osculated mesh pattern is engineered with small openings which keeps paws from getting stuck. Does your dog love to dig in your lawn? Our mesh will prevent that from happening as well. MudStopā„¢ HG is the perfect solution to keep your lawn mud free and your dog with a safe place to run and play.

3-Step Easy-Installation

The installation of MudStopā„¢ HG in a lawn area can easily be accomplished by the homeowner. Follow the simple 3-step process below to reinforce your lawn with MudStopā„¢ HG for optimal protection of your lawn area:

Step 1:
Cut the Grass Short:


First cut the grass area short so that the mesh can be applied as close to the root zone as possible. 

Step 2:
Roll out the Mesh:


Roll out the mesh on the grassā€™s surface. 

Step 3:
Attach Using Ground Staples:


Using 8" ground staples, affix the mesh to the groundā€™s surface placing 1 staple every 18 inches in all directions. (each 25' roll of MudStopā„¢ HG requires approximately 100 staples) As a general rule of thumb, the more staples you use the more secure the mesh will be. Edges and seams may require additional staples depending on the installation site characteristics. While stapling, be sure to smooth out any bumps or bubbles in the mesh caused by an uneven grass surface.

You're Done,
Park Your Vehicle!


You can now drive, park and walk on your reinforced lawn. Be sure to water the grass well to encourage appropriate grass growth through the mesh. This will help disguise the material and provide a more natural looking surface.

Parking an RV or Boat?

If you are parking an rv, boat or other heavy vehicle long-term on the mesh it is a good idea to double up the mesh where the wheels will directly rest. Over time a very heavy load concentrated on a single area can deform the mesh especially during heavy rainfall if the ground below becomes saturated. Adding a second layer of mesh will provide additional support and help to prevent indentation into your lawn from the vehicle tires.The best way to accomplish this is to install a 1-1/2ā€™ square under the main mesh layer where each tire will rest.

How Long Will Shipping Take?

MudStopā„¢ HG is stocked and ships from our Kansas City distribution center. Orders typically ship within one business day. Shipping is free and most customers experience delivery within one week of order placement.

Transit Time

MudStopā„¢ HG orders typically ship within one business day of order placement. Smaller orders of a couple rolls typically ship via UPS / Fedex while larger orders ship by LTL freight. If your order ship via LTL freight the delivery company will contact you prior to delivery to arrange a delivery window that works with your schedule.


Transit times on the map above are shown in business days and exclude weekends and holidays.

Tips For Protecting Your Lawn During Renovations

Boards and plywood have been used for many years to protect your yard from heavy machinery that will tear up your soil and make a mess of your lawn. That said, there are many protection remedies that will help keep landscape and construction crews from harming your lawn. The last thing you need are workers traveling over vulnerable areas of your yard tearing up the ground and creating ruts and a great deal of mud. You need to protect your garden and other areas from being ripped up by these heavy-duty machines.

When a great deal of debris is left behind, it can ruin vegetation and compress the soil. You should reach out to businesses who hire out to help remove heavy junk that has been created by home renovation projects.

Here are some tips to help you protect your lawn while renovation projects are going on:

You might discover that several vulnerable plants and vegetables have been buried under trash. You need to get them moved as soon as possible in order to protect them. Label these plants to identify them so you can quickly move them somewhere to keep them safe. Look around and see if there are any clear plastic or glass items on the ground. These items are dangerous to your plants as the sunlight under the plants will burn them.

Lawn Installation

Wheel Barrow with Sod

During the renovation process, you should hire a landscaper to help you decrease any possible lawn damage. In many cases, landscapers will have their own crew that can identify issues and ensure your lawn is in good health and will remain looking great.

If your lawn needs extra help due to renovations, your landscaper should be able to address drainage issues, get rid of dirt, know where re-sodding will be needed, and get your grass back to its original healthy state.

If you believe your soil has been seriously compacted, there are many lawn care companies offering aeration treatments including injecting air into the ground to make it more penetrable.

As your home goes through renovations, even the most diligent workers will inevitably harm your lawn due to heavy equipment and constant foot traffic. They can easily harm your soil, tear up your grass, and damage sensitive plants leaving your yard a total mess.

With a little planning and realizing inevitable things will happen, damage can be brought down to a minimum. Getting a professional landscaper and crew can help you preserve your home and property value.

Another thought, you might want to create a plan in case something unforeseen were to happen. You could have a plan for repairs if needed or for re-landscaping, should something happen. Planning ahead is usually a good place to be for uncertain times. Mats and plywood can be harmed by the weight of constant foot traffic and machines. These mats and boards can balance the weight over the soil, keep heavy equipment treads from tearing up the ground, and keep workers away from forbidden areas such as garden beds.

With a little planning and realizing inevitable things will happen, damage can be brought down to a minimum. Getting a professional landscaper and crew can help you preserve your home and property value.

Another thought, you might want to create a plan in case something unforeseen were to happen. You could have a plan for repairs if needed or for re-landscaping, should something happen. Planning ahead is usually a good place to be for uncertain times. Mats and plywood can be harmed by the weight of constant foot traffic and machines. These mats and boards can balance the weight over the soil, keep heavy equipment treads from tearing up the ground, and keep workers away from forbidden areas such as garden beds.

Managing Your Yard From Renovations

Make sure tiles are not left behind and scattered all over the place. Make sure debris does not sit on your lawn for any length of time before it's removed. Keep in mind, when heavy items are left on the ground for extended periods of time, they can kill your grass and compact your soil. 

You might want to dig up vulnerable, delicate plants if you have a vegetable or perennial garden. These plants can be moved inside during renovations to keep them out of harm's way. Be sure to label them so you can replant them in the right place when all is said and done.

Keep a lookout for glass or transparent plastic objects left on the ground. These materials can direct sunlight onto the grass beneath plants burning the roots and eventually killing them.

Backyard Project

Grading Land in Backyard

If you have brought in landscapers during the renovation process, they will probably be more aware of things going on to minimize any damage.

If your lawn will need further work after the renovations are completed, including drainage issues, removing dirt, or re-sodding, your landscaper should be able to help you out and return your lawn to good condition.

If soil compaction is an issue, hire a lawn care service that can offer an aeration service that injects air into the ground allowing your trees to breathe.

Once you know where heavy equipment and workers will be on your property, make sure there will be enough space for your trees. Heavy equipment can break branches and cause a great deal of damage. Compacted soil can be just as harmful to trees as it is to grass.

Request that your contractor use equipment that will leave small footprints whenever possible. For example, telescoping lifts require additional out rigging in order to secure the ground but can be replaced with scissor lifts which do not need as much out rigging to remain stable. In turn, this will reduce the amount of ground disturbed by heavy equipment.

Rolling Out Sod

Rolls of Sod in Yard

As far as your trees are concerned, make sure before construction starts, you add a good amount of mulch (1 ā€“ 2 feet) to the base of your trees. You should contact a certified arborist for additional help.

Keep in mind, even the most careful contractor can cause damage to your lawn, and heavy equipment along with foot traffic will compact soil, tear up grass, and might damage sensitive plants before the work is completed. With a little foresight, some construction practices can be prevented or at least minimized.

Some collateral damage can be prevented. You might choose to implement a plan in case of negative situations surfacing.

Using appropriate mats for protecting your lawn can reduce the level of damage you might experience otherwise. Heavy equipment will pass over, go around, and cut through your lawn. To prevent this from happening, use grass protection mats that are reliable, efficient, and much better than plywood.

In Conclusion

Having renovations performed on your home can be stressful but even more stressful is the harm that heavy equipment, debris, and foot traffic can have on your lawn. Staying involved and keeping track of the renovation operations can help protect your lawn.