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Two ‘Dog Inspired’ Grass Protection Mesh Case Studies

Here at MatsGrids, many of our products are problem solvers. Our DIY items are ready and waiting for when someone has an issue that needs a specialist but not too expensive product to fix it. Take this case study for example, Jon and Nicky won’t have looked at our Grass Mesh before, but once their problem began we were the first company they looked for to help solve whatever issue they may be having. To find out what problem Jon and Nicky were facing and which product of ours worked perfectly for them, read on as this could happen to anyone!

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The Projects

As you will find with most dogs, they just love to dig holes, anywhere and everywhere they can. This was the issue facing both of our customers in this case study. Jon and Nicky’s dogs suddenly decided to become landscapers and completely change the layout of their garden. Trying to discourage the dogs was helping slightly but a gentle aid was needed to stop the problem for good, this is when they both began to search the internet for grass protection products. After a little research they found our website and began browsing our Grass Protection Mesh range. Impressed with what they had found, both Jon and Nicky ordered our mesh the same day they found our website.

Delivered 3 working days later they could both begin their work on their gardens. Read on to see exactly how they used their mesh!

Dog Grass Mesh Projects

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Case Study One – Jon

Jon began searching for our products after his Saluki/Greyhound Lurcher dog began suddenly digging large holes in his garden. As Jon’s garden wasn’t the biggest, this caused a serious mess due to the vast quantities of soil that were scattered around. He told us that he noticed we sold all different types of grass protection mesh so researched each before ordering his.

Before installing the grass mesh, Jon bought some soil and grass seed from a local builders merchant. He filled in the holes and reseeded them to ensure that his lawn would be back to how it was before his dog decided to change the lay out! With the garden now reseeded he began to install his mesh. Jon rolled out his mesh a small amount at a time, securing it into the ground as he went along using Steel U-Pins (Landscaping Staples) to ensure that there was no movement when walked on or so that his dog couldn’t get past it.

Dog Grass Mesh Case Study 1

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Case Study Two – Nicky

Just like Jon, Nicky began searching for a solution after her two dogs began digging up the garden. She compared her garden to the surface of the moon due to the huge holes and craters created by her 4 legged friends! From charging around and digging there was not much grass left so Nicky had to have her turf re-laid, this is when she began searching through our website to find the best product to stop her newly laid lawn from facing the same fate as her last one!

No prior work was needed from Nicky as she had already had new lawn laid, she simply rolled out the grass protection mesh (GrassMesh 450) a little at a time and secured it into the ground using U-Pins. So far her dogs haven’t managed to get through so this should be the end of Nicky’s Moon like garden!

Dog Grass Mesh Case Study 2

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Jon and Nicky are incredibly pleased with their grass protection mesh and how our product has performed to stop their furry friends from destroying their lawns!

Jon told us; “The grass mesh has worked to date as we have had no more excavations on the lawn thank goodness and now all digging is confined to the beach”

Nicky told us; “One month on and the garden is looking great! It certainly seems to be doggy dig proof. We are very happy. Thanks Nicky”

We would like to say a huge thank you to Nicky and Jon for the photos and information they have sent through to enable us to create this fantastic case study, we hope this case study can help save more lawns from being destroyed by excited dogs! Should you have any questions regarding our products or photos and information to share with us, then please do contact us!

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Bonus Photo

A happy dog, digging to his hearts content at the beach. Fingers crossed for Jon that the beach is the only place he digs from now on!

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15 Replies to “Two ‘Dog Inspired’ Grass Protection Mesh Case Studies

  1. Hi Jason,

    Thank you for commenting on our blog. Without knowing the full details of your issues it is hard to confidently recommend a solution. However, since it is your dogs affecting your turf we would suggest using our GrassMesh as we have had customers in the past use this same product for the same reason.

    If you have any more questions please do call us on 01246 589092 and speak to a member of our staff.


  2. Hi I have a golden retriever that enjoys digging in any random spot. We want to make a dog run in a portion of our grass for him during the day but don’t want him to tear it up. Will the grassmesh keep him from being able to dig up his safe area while he is unattended? Thank you!!!

  3. I have a doberman who like to dig deep holes and run along the same stretch of grass which has worn it away as well as leaving big holes. Would the mess help with these? Unfortunately we also has moles hills popping up as they run through (which is what my dog is digging to find). Could I still use the mesh with the occasional mole hill?

    1. Hi Helen,

      Thank you for your comment. We would most likely recommend using Rubber Grass Mats as a solution instead as GrassMesh may be easily pulled up by your dog.

      If you would like any more advice please do not hesitate to call us on 01246 589092.

  4. Hi , we have three Springer spaniels, , they don’t dig but the heavy rain and lots of inning for balls means the grass worn down. And away and over winter lots of muddy patches outside back door. To add to this we have a puppy recently broke her leg and if I put mesh down I wonder which will be best as I don’t want her to slip or get her paws stuck in mesh and trip.awkwardly…. originally I was thinking something thicker off the ground so the mud isn’t disturbed but perhaps the green mesh would be better? Please advise ASAP as hoping to get some before Xmas! Many thanks . .

  5. Hello, my problem is not holes but having so many dogs, that constantly step on the grass and on some paths so that certain areas become destroyed and without grass. I feel your mesh can protect from holes only…?

  6. Hi there,

    We have just moved into a new build and have had the turf laid for about 2 weeks. We have a cocker spaniel who is just desperate to get out the back for the loo, but we have not been letting him out on the grass and just taking him out to the street at the moment. This isn’t really ideal and other places I have read that we wouldn’t be able to go on the turf for 3 months!!!!! Not ideal.

    So would the grass mesh protector allow the dog to be able to just go out for the loo without causing depressions in the lawn and still allow the lawn to establish roots and knit together?



    1. Hi Ashley,

      Thank you for your question. There are a number of factors to take into consideration for your situation which makes it difficult for us to suggest the most suitable product. It would be best if you were able to get in touch with us via phone on 01246 589092, on livechat or email us at then one of our sales team can discuss your needs in more detail to allow us to offer you the best solution.

      Kind Regards,

    1. Hi Monica,

      Thanks for your comment. Please can you call us on 01246 589092 to speak with a member of the team who can discuss your requirements in more detail.

  7. Our Samoyed, digs up the border.we have artificial grass in the lawn.
    Planning on replacing weed proof Membrane with thicker version, adding a layer of grass mesh, then covering with pebbles. What weight of mesh would you suggest? And how far apart should I put the pegs top hold it and the membrane down?

    1. Hi John,

      Thank you for your question. Due to the nature of your enquiry, please could you give us a call on 01246 589092. A member of our team can then discuss with you your project in more detail and ensure the correct product is chosen.


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