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Dog Park Grass Protection Mesh


Our Dog Park Grass Protection Mesh is manufactured from HDPE and helps to protect grassy areas from damage due to dogs running and playing. The mesh, which was originally designed to withstand vehicular traffic, is heavy duty and is appropriate for both residential back yard installations and also commercial dog care or dog park facilities. The reinforced, osculated mesh provides additional traction while allowing the grass to grow through to provide a more natural look. The openings in the tightly woven pattern are small enough so even small dog’s paws don’t slip through. (The brown dog pictured to the left is 8 lbs with very small paws.) This product is UV resistant, is flexible and conforms to the lawn area, making it easy to install. Additional applications include residential parking areas, commercial parking areas, RV parking, maintenance access roads, pedestrian pathways, and more. The dog park grass protection mesh is made in the USA.

Size: 6.7' x 25' (167.5 SF)
Roll Weight: 60 lbs

MudStop HG™
At a Glance

  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Built-In UV Stabilization
  • Promotes Healthy Grass Growth
  • Reduces Mud
  • Quick Installation
  • Made with Recyclable Materials

MudStop™ HG
Heavy-Grade Grass Protection Mesh

Download Product Specification Sheet
  • Roll Size: 6.7' x 25'
  • Square Feet Per Roll: 167.5
  • Roll Weight: 60 lbs



Our grass protection mesh is designed for demanding applications. The osculated mesh pattern provides a high degree of strength which is required to support the weight of pedestrian, dog or even vehicle traffic. Our mesh is ASTM lab tested to ensure strength and durability.

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Ground Staples

Each Roll of MudStop™ HG requires 100 ground staples for proper installation. (sold separately)

Ground Staples - 100 Staple Carton
Ground Staples - 100 Staple Carton

MudStop™ HG Calculator

How many rolls of MudStop™ HG do you need for your project? Just enter your square footage below:

Engineered for Vehicles - Perfect for Dogs!

MudStop™ HG was originally designed primarily for grass protection against vehicle traffic. Because of this, the mesh is built super tough and is ideal for high impact dog runs and play areas in both residential and commercial settings.


Great for Dog Runs!

MudStop™HG is the ideal material to keep dog runs from becoming mud runs! The mesh is engineered to provide grass areas with protection against root damage from dogs running and playing. The osculated mesh pattern is engineered with small openings which keeps paws from getting stuck. Is digging an issue? Our mesh will prevent that from happening as well. MudStop™ HG is the perfect solution to keep your dog run, lawn or high traffic area mud free and your dog with a safe place to run and play.

Easy to Work With 25-foot Roll Size

Most heavy-duty grass protection mesh on the market is shipped in large 50’-70’ rolls which are very large, heavy and difficult to handle. When developing MudStop™ HG we kept this in mind and decided to produce 25’ rolls which are much easier to handle and work with. A roll of MudStop™ HG weighs 60 lbs and can be picked up and moved by one person instead of two. Additionally, due to the reduced roll length, smaller projects can be accomplished without having to purchase a bunch of extra material.


MudStop™ HG vs Economy-Grade Mesh

Low priced economy-grade mesh can provide basic reinforcement for very occasional vehicular parking. Where issues arise are in material durability and reduced traction. Due to its low strength, economy-grade mesh quickly deforms when driven on and will begin to rut out the grass underneath. Additionally, the low priced mesh is typically a flat mesh without ridges. This can create a slippery surface for pedestrians and vehicles when wet. MudStop™ HG incorporates an osculated mesh pattern to provide greatly enhanced material strength while its multi-layer design enables enhanced traction for both vehicles and pedestrians.

Where Else Can MudStop™ HG be Installed?

MudStop™ HG grass protection mesh can be installed in a wide variety of different landscape applications - pretty much anywhere you want protection against rutting from tires or foot traffic!

Residential Parking Areas


Commercial Parking Areas


Vehicle Access Roads


Golf Cart & ATV Pathways


RV, Trailer or Boat Storage Lanes


Overflow Event Parking


Pedestrian Walkway Areas


3-Step Easy-Installation

The installation of MudStop™ HG in a lawn area can easily be accomplished by the homeowner. Follow the simple 3-step process below to reinforce your lawn with MudStop™ HG for optimal protection of your lawn area:

Note:The following instructions area also appropriate for installing MudStop™ HG in a dog run or play area.

Step 1:
Cut the Grass Short:


First cut the grass area short so that the mesh can be applied as close to the root zone as possible. 

Step 2:
Roll out the Mesh:


Roll out the mesh on the grass’s surface. 

Step 3:
Attach Using Ground Staples:


Using 8" ground staples, affix the mesh to the ground’s surface placing 1 staple every 18 inches in all directions. (each 25' roll of MudStop™ HG requires approximately 100 staples) As a general rule of thumb, the more staples you use the more secure the mesh will be. Edges and seams may require additional staples depending on the installation site characteristics. While stapling, be sure to smooth out any bumps or bubbles in the mesh caused by an uneven grass surface.

You're Done,
Park Your Vehicle!


You can now drive, park and walk on your reinforced lawn. Be sure to water the grass well to encourage appropriate grass growth through the mesh. This will help disguise the material and provide a more natural looking surface.

Parking an RV or Boat?

If you are parking an rv, boat or other heavy vehicle long-term on the mesh it is a good idea to double up the mesh where the wheels will directly rest. Over time a very heavy load concentrated on a single area can deform the mesh especially during heavy rainfall if the ground below becomes saturated. Adding a second layer of mesh will provide additional support and help to prevent indentation into your lawn from the vehicle tires.The best way to accomplish this is to install a 1-1/2’ square under the main mesh layer where each tire will rest.

How Long Will Shipping Take?

MudStop™ HG is stocked and ships from our Kansas City distribution center. Orders typically ship within one business day. Shipping is free and most customers experience delivery within one week of order placement.

Transit Time

MudStop™ HG orders typically ship within one business day of order placement. Smaller orders of a couple rolls typically ship via UPS / Fedex while larger orders ship by LTL freight. If your order ship via LTL freight the delivery company will contact you prior to delivery to arrange a delivery window that works with your schedule.


Transit times on the map above are shown in business days and exclude weekends and holidays.

Grass Protection Mesh: Effectively Protecting Grass in Dog Parks

If you take your dog to the local dog park, you know he enjoys every minute there. Dog parks are more than just a place to hang out with your little friend. Dog parks are great communities for dogs to roam, socialize with other dogs, and engage in many activities to keep them healthy and happy.

Dog parks are treasured places for your pet to follow the scents and paw tracks of other dogs and play to their heart's content, without restrictions. The landscapes offer fresh air, and lush green grass for their well-being. The caretakers are constantly looking for new products to ensure the environment is safe, pleasing to the eye, and secure. There are many products on the market but one that stands out from the crowd is grass protection mesh. This mesh is sustainable, effective, and offers low impact on the surrounding environment. This product is the perfect choice for the protection of a flourishing dog park.

Two dogs running

Dogs Running Together

Keeping Grass In Dog Parks Healthy

Keeping the grass lush and green comes with many challenges. As dogs are active and curious, it can lead to continual digging creating wear and tear to the grass. Compacted soil, the lack of grass buoyancy, and barren patches are the result of continual foot and paw traffic from both owners and their dogs.

Seasonal changes affect the grounds with mud and erosion caused by wet conditions making the area hazardous and a far cry from appealing. A change in weather conditions will take away from the park's allure by causing a lot of stress to the soil and making the surroundings vulnerable to diseases and pests. Over time, these conditions will harm efforts made by the caretakers.

Traditional Practices For Protecting Grass

Caretakers and managers rely on a range of strategies for protecting the grass in these parks. Wear can be reduced by rotating the entries in different areas of the park by opening one area and closing another. The strategy helps protect grass by allowing it time to recover and grow again. Of course, all practices will depend on the climate and the condition of the soil.

Another approach uses physical barriers such as fencing to effectively protect young grass or rejuvenate certain areas but might be limited to space and the functionality of the park. Applying mulch and wood chips in areas that experience high traffic can give you some temporary relief, but usually will require replenishing the area regularly. Even though these methods offer some protection, you can overlook other challenges leading to continual maintenance and less desired conditions for both dogs and owners alike.

The Best Option Is Grass Protection Mesh

Grass Protection Mesh is designed to get beyond the challenges of maintaining the grass in dog parks. Take the mesh and place it over the grassy area. The mesh will distribute the weight from paw and foot traffic preventing the turf from eroding or wearing away. The mesh is long-lasting and flexible allowing grass to grow through while offering a natural look and feel. This product will enhance the resilience of the surface from wear and tear.

Installing the grass protection mesh is straightforward and is non-invasive in order to preserve the existing grass and soil system. Once installed properly, it will blend with the grass while continually protecting the grass. The design encourages normal growth and needed maintenance including watering and mowing so the grass will stay healthy and active.

Dog Park Toy

Dog Park Ramp

The Benefits

Grass Protection Mesh is environmentally friendly. It's made from recycled materials and will be recyclable when it's out run its lifespan. Because it's incredibly sustainable it's the perfect choice for protecting the planet making it an excellent choice for an environmentally conscious society.

Great Methods For Protecting Grass

For maximum effective results from grass protection mesh, you can combine it with other methods including strategic landscaping to the flow of direct traffic and decrease wear and tear on vulnerable areas providing structures serving as shade to protect grass from the exposure of excessive sun and the stress from heat. Inform the public regarding the importance of respecting fenced-off areas, and adhering to the rules of the park which play important roles in preserving the grass.

Dog Running on Grass

Dog with Ball in Mouth

Case Studies

There are several parks across the country showing incredible results in grassy areas after installing grass protection mesh. A dog park located in Portland Oregon battled muddy conditions and patchy grass which took away the park's appeal and its use. After installing the grass protection mesh, the park has enjoyed lush green grass even in high-traffic areas. In turn, this has given both dogs and their owners a great experience when stopping by.

In Conclusion

Park caretakers and managers have struggled to maintain lush, green grass but have found the solution using grass protection mesh. This incredible product has produced appealing looks and functional integrity for dog parks while meeting their environmental goals. Understanding the difficulties posed by dog parks and combining traditional and modern methods using grass protection mesh first and foremost, many communities are developing great areas that are welcoming to everyone. More and more dog parks have discovered answers to increase greener, more enjoyable places for dogs and their owners.