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Scour Protection

Applying GrassGuard® for scour protection is an aesthetically appealing and an economical way to replace hard armor erosion control structures. GrassGuard® grass reinforcement mesh interlocks with the natural vegetation of the application area reducing sediment loss and improving downstream water quality while fitting naturally into the environment.

GrassGuard® is a flexible, yet tough, long lasting extruded polyethylene mesh. GrassGuard® is designed with an open space structure that allows vegetation and grass to grow uniformly. After installation, the reinforced area will appear as a grassed or natively vegetated surface, reinforcing the soil against erosion. GrassGuard® for scour applications is also the solution for staying GREEN. GrassGuard® is the environmentally friendly way to stabilize an erosion prone area while maintaining its natural appearance.


  • Environmentally Sensitive Areas
  • Vegetated erosion control
  • Stormwater pipe outfall
  • Conveyance channel
  • Slope stabilization
  • Streambank and shoreline reinforcement
  • Dam and levee overtopping stabilization
  • Detention pond emergency outflow weir

Installation is Easy!

GrassGuard® is easily installed by unrolling and anchoring the rolls in place using sod staples or pins. GrassGuard® can be easily cut on site. After installation, GrassGuard® promotes the growth of a natural vegetated area by interlocking with the surrounding vegetation, this helps prevent erosive water from displacing particles.

Growth of vegetation will typically be between a few weeks or months depending on growing season. Regular mowing may resume once vegetation has established with the GrassGuard® reinforcement mesh.

GrassGuard® can be used in conjunction with turf reinforcement mats (TRM) or articulated concrete mattresses to further enhance stabilization and reinforcement.