Want your garden or yard to look orderly, but at the same time to let nature run free? With our exceptionally environmentally friendly grass spacers that is no problem!

Want to create a garden or courtyard surface in a way that is close to nature, kind to the environment and avoids any sealing over of the ground? Then grass cross spacers are the number one choice for you.

Three centimetres wide, they give grass and plants sufficient living space to grow between the laid slabs.

That not only looks attractive, it also helps water to drain. And by combining cross and T-shape spacers, numerous laying patterns are possible – stack bond, running bond, a combination of differentstone sizes: all no problem. 

The PLATTENFIX grass cross-spacers and T-shape spacers can be used for laying setts with grass, silica sand or fine stone chipping joints (chippings not bigger than 4 mm) in a customary crushed stone bed in stack bond or running bond pattern. Grass cross-spacers are used primarily for courtyard areas and terraces, on pathways, drives and in the construction of parking spaces for cars. Their use prevents any sealing over of the ground. The grass cross spacers are internally reinforced with cross-members so that they do not get pushed together. Depending on the sub-surface, using grass cross-spacers enables you to configure the joints in different ways – with coarse silica sand (grain size 2-4 mm), bedding grit (grain size 4 mm), grass or ground cover suitable to walk on. 

Product details

Area of use

Outdoors: on courtyards, pathways and car parks


Length x width: 70 mm,
Joint bar width: 30 mm, joint bar height 55 mm


Cannot be split. 


Cannot be stacked.


Polypropylene (PP), recycled, reprocessed and environmentally compatible
Gross density: 0.895 – 0.92 g/cm³
Resistant to deformation from -10 to +110°C
Minimal water absorption 
Fire class B2


  • Permanent green spaces
  • Let water through very well
  • As the joints are open, rainwater is diverted off into the earth
  • Reduces ground sealing
  • Made of recycled material
  • Environmentally compatible
  • Resistant to weathering
  • Even pattern of joints

Laying instructions

  • Excavation of the area from c. 40 cm depth 
  • Setting the edging 
  • Build in mineral mix (base course) made up of 10 – 15 cm gravel, pebble size 10 – 45 mm
  • Using a vibrator plate, compact layer by layer 
  • On top of the base course comes the paving bed of grit and sand 
  • Using a wood/metal bar, smooth down the fine grit layer (building in a drop!) 
  • Lay paving in the desired pattern 
  • Brush crushed stone fines or similar into the joints
  • Compact again and brush-fill joints anew
  • Gauge the maximum height of the top edge of the setts or paving slab surface in order to determine the height of the grit bed 
  • Decide on product 
  • Working out from a fixed corner (right angle!), start laying
  • In the corner you lay corner pieces and on the edge T-shape pieces
  • The slabs/setts must lie tightly up against the cross-spacers with no air gap. 

NOTE: When being used on courtyard areas or garage drives subsequently to be driven on by cars, the grass cross-spacers must additionally be stabilised using water-permeable single grain mortar (at least 10 mm deep), e.g. from Schomburg or PCI Pavifix. The company carrying out the work must check whether the sub-surface and the structure of the paving are suitable for vehicular use.

After the setts are laid, the area should be compacted before the joints are filled in, as otherwise the cross spacers will get pushed back up and become visible.