California-based Soil Retention is behind a product, Drivable Grass, that many of you may be interested in. The name is somewhat of a misnomer, because, as you will see below, the infill doesn’t have to be grass. It can be gravel of various kinds, too. Drivable Grass is a flexible product that can be used as a substitute for concrete and asphalt driveways, patios, parking lots, RV pads, boat ramps, and the like.
Drivable Grass installs almost exactly like a paver, so it’s enticing to DIYers. It’s available in the form of a square mat, 24″x24″x1.5″, and each mat weighs about 45 pounds. Currently, Soil Retention makes the Drivable Grass in a tan color (although you could stain it, if that’s your thing).
Charles & Hudson took a picture of a display at IBS 2010 showing the various infills one could use with the product. The porous construction of Drivable Grass also makes it a choice solution for increasing on-site storm water storage and decreasing off-site water runoff.
Photo credits: Soil Retention.