Advanced Turf – Reinforced Grass

Netlon Advanced Turf System (Netlon ATS) is a high performance mesh-element reinforced natural grass rootzone system. It provides an aesthetic, SuDS compliant free-draining grassed surface, capable of sustaining heavy vehicle loadings in occasional-use applications.

Advanced Turf Vehicular Access Grass Reinforcement

Advanced Turf grass reinforcement system

Mesh elements interlock with specially blended rootzone, providing a grass reinforcement solution.


  • Fire and Emergency Access Routes
  • HGV and Service Access Routes
  • Multi-use Events Areas
  • Helipads and Airfields
  • Overspill Grass Car Parks
  • Leisure and recreation facilities
  • Public Open Space and Lawns
  • Roof Gardens
  • SuDS Source Control
  • Steep Slopes <55º


  • Attractive, natural grass surface
  • High load bearing capacity < HGV
  • Resists rutting and compaction
  • Rapid surface drainage
  • No visible structures or trip hazards
  • Safe and clean surface
  • Easily maintained
  • Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) Source Control

The Netlon Advanced Turf System (ATS400/B) is a load-bearing, natural grass reinforced surface with no visible surface structures or trip hazards. It provides a safe, free-draining, wear tolerant reinforced grassed surface which resists compaction and surface rutting, whilst sustaining increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic (up to HGV loadings) when provided with an appropriately designed sub-base.

Advanced Turf consists of a high quality, sandy soil rootzone into which thousands of playing card sized polypropylene Netlon plastic mesh elements are pre-blended. The composite mesh reinforced rootzone and selected turf are delivered to site as a system. Once the Advanced Turf grass reinforcement rootzone system is installed and as the roots develop, they entwine with the interlocking Advanced Turf’s plastic mesh elements and form a strong, extremely stable and deep anchored root system. Maintained as a standard quality grassed surface.

Advanced Turf can be specified as a component of SuDS Source Control and in many trafficked applications such as: Grassed Fire/Emergency Access routes, Cherry Picker/Service access, Helipads/airfields, Roof gardens, Overflow parking, Multi-use events areas, Amenity lawns, Walkways and Sculptured slopes <55º.

How does Advanced Turf Work?

The flexible high tensile strength Netlon Mesh Elements interlock and interact with each other and the sandy soil, to create a structural reinforced rootzone which can resist compaction, remain free-draining and sustain a durable, healthy natural grass load bearing surface. 

Without Netlon ATS, rutting occurs as the applied vehicle wheel loads are not distributed efficiently through the soils. However, with the Advanced Turf grass reinforcement system the load is transferred efficiently, meaning that higher vehicle loads can be applied without the risk of rutting occurring.

Advanced Turf is supported by over a decade of civil engineering and turf grass research and there are over forty published research papers about Netlon ATS.

Typical Client Profile

  • Specifiers, Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers & Planners
  • Schools and Universities
  • Parish, Town and District Councils
  • Local Authorities
  • National Trust & English Heritage
  • Visitor Attractions and Event venues
  • Music Festival Venues
  • Airports and Railways Parking
  • Industrial / Commercial Business Parks
  • Leisure facilities and Recreation Parks
  • Stately Homes, Parks and Private Estates

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NOTE: ABG Ltd only supply the Advanced Turf System (ATS) in the UK and Ireland. Please contact Conwed/Mativ, Belgium for all other international enquiries:

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