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.

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Photo credits: Soil Retention.