ClearMat® is a specially designed ground protection solution which ensures that the grass underneath the mats still receives enough light to grow and avoid damage. Most lawn grasses need around 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight to survive but even dappled or filtered sunlight can still fuel the growth of healthy grass as long as it’s between 4 to 6 hours.
Black mats block out light and generate a lot of heat when they are in direct sunlight. When temperatures exceed 26.4°C (85°F) grass roots become damaged. The combination of lack of light, lack of moisture, and warm temperatures smothers roots causing damage and preventing new growth, in turn, causing grass to become brown.
When soil gets compacted from foot traffic, mowing etc, oxygen can’t reach the microbes that break down organic matter to enrich the soil. To keep your lawn healthy, it’s a good idea to aerate it periodically to open up the compacted soil.
*Load bearing capacity is subject to ground conditions. Sizing is subject to a manufacturing variance of +/- 5%.