Here at Grassandflower we now have a grass mix specifically for high traffic caravan parks and similar mixed road and foot traffic
For a caravan site that’s going to experience both motor and foot traffic, you’d want a grass that’s hard-wearing, drought-tolerant, and capable of recovering quickly from wear. Here are some grass species suitable for such conditions:
- Benefit: Quick to establish, hard-wearing, and has good wear recovery.
- Limitation May require regular overseeding to maintain thickness.
- Drought-tolerant and deep-rooted, making it suitable for areas with moderate traffic.
- Its broad blades might not be as fine-textured as some other turfgrasses.
When to Plant
Cool-Season Grasses (like Perennial Ryegrass, Tall Fescue, and Kentucky Bluegrass):
Best planted in early Autumn. This allows the grass to establish before the winter and resume growth in the spring.
A secondary time is early spring but avoid planting during the heat of summer.
- Ensure soil preparation by removing weeds, levelling the ground, and incorporating organic matter.
- Consider soil testing to tailor any necessary soil amendments.
- Water regularly after sowing to aid germination.
If you’re dealing with heavy caravan and foot traffic, you might also want to consider reinforcing your grassed areas with grass protection meshes or grids, which will protect the roots and help distribute weight more evenly.
Lastly, feel free to get in touch with us at grassandflower.co.uk As your experts or turf suppliers we can provide recommendations tailored to your specific climate and soil conditions.