Is it possible to harmoniously combine technical progress, convenience, cleanliness, beauty, soil strengthening, plant protection? This task will help to perform the use of special structures, which were first developed in 1994 in Germany. This is a lawn grille. In this article you will find information about the varieties of lawn lattice and the possibility of their use in different areas, as well as learn about how to lay a lawn lattice yourself.
A lawn grill is a durable coating that is made from separate small sections, called modules, interlocking with locks. Each individual module has a structure in the form of cells, honeycombs, rhombuses, squares with a minimum height of 4-5 cm.
Depending on the purpose of the coating, cells may be filled with gravel or soil. Gravel is used to create a walkway, and fertile soil is necessary for a green lawn.
The grid modules are made of concrete or highly durable plastic. Any variety has its disadvantages and pros. The choice depends on what tasks you want to solve.
First concrete grids were made of concrete. Now they are used much less frequently, but they have a number of advantages:
But unfortunately, the lattice of concrete blocks has very significant shortcomings, which forced us to look for the possibility of using other materials:
Plastic lattices have earned the greatest popularity, since they have much more advantages than their concrete counterparts:
Plastic lawn grill
Disadvantages of a plastic grille:
Below we consider the possible area of application of lawn grids.
Lawn lattices made of plastic are used very widely:
If you chose the grid and decided on your goals, you can start the installation. All works are divided into three stages:
First you need to mark the territory. Then you need to remove the top layer of soil, then to fill the necessary components. Depth depends on what you want to see in the long run. Next, pour the gravel mixed with sand. If there is a parking for trucks, this layer should be rather thick from 30 to 50 cm. For parking of cars, the thickness of the pillow with sand and gravel is 25-30 cm. For entering the garage is 20-25 cm. For the playground, 15 20 cm
On top of 2-3 cm you need to pour sand and level the surface. In order for the gravel not to mix with sand and soil, many between layers and spread geotextiles on the basis of the pit.
Now you can start the installation. The modules are fastened together (they have special fasteners) and are placed on the surface. Usually laying goes in rows from left to right. Plastic modules can be easily cut if necessary. Therefore, you can create lawns of any shape: square, round, triangular, etc. It all depends on your desire and imagination. Installation of a lawn lattice is a very fascinating process, which gives room for creativity.
Installation of a concrete grid
The color of the grid elements for a lawn is most often chosen brown or green colors. When the grass rises and grows up, the plastic edges will not be visible. For tracks, you can use modules of a different color. It all depends on your creative ideas.
The cells are half full of fertile soil if you want your lawn to be green. Then you need to sow grass seeds and cover the grid with earth to the brim. The soil in the cells must be nutritious and fertile.
Some experts believe that 5 cm of fertile land is not enough for a lawn to be fresh and green for many years. When the roots grow and go deep, they will have nothing to eat. In the sand and gravel layer there are no substances necessary for plants. The water does not linger there either. Such a lawn will dry out quickly. If it is a lawn in the country, they advise to put a geotextile and a layer of soil on the sandy layer. Then lay the grid and fill the ground.
Concrete lawn grating
For the tracks, the cells can be filled with small stones. There will be no dirt on them after the rain. At the cottage or in the garden will always be clean, comfortable.
Recently, the lawn grill has been used very widely. Perhaps you will find some new uses for it, come up with your effective styling methods and create unique creative compositions.
The provided video shows methods of laying a lawn grate: