What is it?

Here, we have a typical example of a grassed parking system, the layer build up would be as follows:

Grid filled with 70:30 soil and sharp sand mix and seeded with low maintenance seed or wildflower mix

50mm rootzone of 50:50 stone and soil compacted

Geotextile membrane (100-115g typically)

150mm drainage layer (clean stone or type 3 reduced fines

A Grassed parking system employs the use of Ecogrid in three different guises:

  1. Grids are prepared on-site on a free draining clean sand base with a rootzone maximum 100mm layer consisting of 50:50 topsoil and clean stone. The grids are then filled with a 70:30 mix of organic topsoil and sharp sand, then seeded with a blend to suit site conditions. (please see fitting guide for grass fill)
  2. Grids are prepared as above then 80% filled with advised topsoil/sand mixes on site and then the surface is turfed with the turf being compacted in to the grids with a small roller or lighter plate compactor
  3. The grids are supplied pre-grown off site, arriving on the job in 1.33m2 pre-locked sections. 20 square metres to a pallet which two persons can easily lift off the pallet, lay on the prepared ground, offer up the next row and clip firmly in place

Excavation is as little as 120mm for standard vehicle domestic applications meaning that there are a number of inherent advantages:

  • Less excavation therefore less waste to landfill and quicker preparation
  • Less requirement for hard-core
  • Swift installation of the entire base system at 100 metres per man per hour
  • No down time due to inclement weather as the base can be laid in the wet
  • No inconvenience to clients as the grids are immediately load bearing

Once the Ecogrid is laid, any shapes or angular cuts can be put in with a standard angle grinder, the grids will cut at walking pace.

Where can it be used?

The surfacing can be used for all areas that either require a load bearing, aesthetic and very permeable surface for loadings. This method is particularly favoured when planners require a truly ’green’ access route or parking area.

How to?

Once the surface has been excavated and  prepared, the grids are swiftly laid on the rootzone level, curves are formed with our unique curving piece. Fill is as your required finish.


We offer an Ecogrid Bloxx tile that firmly clips to this system, giving a 330mm or 660mm onwards hard standing to delineate bays or provide a hard wearing a pathway across grass parking system


We supply a two types of bay marker. One raised above levels and one flush. All of our markers are UV stable and feature a very secure method of fixing then to the underside of the grids.

We have an angled grid that allows a continuous flow of grids to retain grassed surfacing from the horizontal to the vertical plane.

We also have a unique curving piece to ensure continuous curving of grid based surfaces without the need for cutting. We have a variety of UV stable markers to delineate parking bays and new for 2015 will be a clip and fix LED lighting marker in four different colours.

Products Suitable for Grass Parking and Load Bearing Applications

Light/Medium vehicle loading and domestic applications

With a high profile to support healthy turf growth EcoGrid S50 is more than capable of withstanding the pressures of a domestic driveway.

For more information regarding EcoGrid S50 click here

Heavy vehicle loading and commercial applications

With a loading capacity of up to 800 tonnes per square meter when filled, EcoGrid E50 is a heavy hitter that can handle industrial pressure. Whether you have a parking bay for cargo transport or an aircraft landing strip E50 is the grid for the job.

For more information regarding EcoGrid E50 click here

Heavy vehicle loading and domestic applications

With a loading capacity of 800 tonnes per square metre and a range of styling choices EcoGrid Bloxx suites any load bearing application

For more information regarding EcoGrid Bloxx click here

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