Ground Protection for Landscape and Sports Turf

Protecting Landscape and Sports Turf with Ground Protection Mats

When it comes to maintaining the pristine condition of landscapes and sports turfs, such as golf courses, sports grounds, parks, pitches, and public gardens, the challenge is real. Regular foot and vehicle traffic, especially during maintenance periods, can cause significant damage. This becomes even more problematic in wet weather and winter months, turning the ground into a muddy, tricky terrain to traverse.

Key Issues:

  • Damage to turf due to foot and vehicle traffic.
  • Difficulty in traversing the field in wet weather and winter.
  • Challenges in providing wheelchair and emergency vehicle access.
  • Potential for hefty remediation costs to restore damaged ground.

Ground Protection Mats - The Solution:

Ground protection mats offer an effective solution to these challenges. They provide a stable, non-slip surface that can withstand heavy traffic, ensuring the ground underneath remains undamaged.

Benefits of Using Ground Protection Mats:

  • Protects the turf from damage caused by foot and vehicle traffic.
  • Ensures easy traversal in all weather conditions.
  • Facilitates wheelchair and emergency vehicle access.
  • Helps avoid costly ground restoration

Choosing the Right Ground Protection:

When choosing ground protection mats, consider factors such as the weight and type of vehicles or equipment that will be used, the duration of the project, and the specific characteristics of the ground. But, protecting your landscape and sports turf doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right ground protection mats, you can ensure the longevity of your turf, provide safe access for all, and avoid unnecessary remediation costs.

At GroundGuards, we offer a wide range of ground protection mats for hire or purchase, suitable for various applications. Our team of experts is always ready to assist you in making the right choice for your specific needs.

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please call our team on 0113 267 6000. We’re here to help!

Temporary ground grass turf protection for cherry picker in sports stadium

Featuring anti-slip tread and overlapping flange joints, the MaxiTrack extra heavy duty matting system can be installed quickly and easily by hand with no specialist joining tools needed. Ideal for manoeuvring large plant and equipment across sports pitches or sensitive grounds.

MultiTrack hand-installed 2.4 x 1.2m mats are the ideal solution to create a quick, strong twin trackway. These mats clip together quickly for a simple installation, and can be easily re-configured across the site or from job to job. They are flexible to follow ground contours.

BudgetMats are a low cost, reusable alternative to ply. Lightweight, manoeuvrable and reusable, they improve site safety and help protect the ground during general building works, events and shows. BudgetMats are made from solid 100% recycled LDPE plastic.

EuroMat (also known as LibertyMat in USA) is an exceptionally good value product for providing temporary access over soft or sensitive ground. The mats are flexible to follow the contours of the ground over undulating or sloping conditions. Perfect as a temporary roadway or footpath.

M31 and M21 EnviroMats, made from a tough blend of 100% recycled HDPE plastic, are easy to handle and to transport. The mats are strong and lightweight with moulded hand grips making them easy to carry without leaving holes for mud to come through.

Made from 100% recycled PVC, FastCoverPlus provides a strong, durable and economical anti-slip surface. This flooring is cost-effective and very easy to lay; perfect for grass and turf protection and creating a socially distanced two metre-spaced walkway.