4 Benefits of Installing Artificial Turf in Playgrounds

The playground, even more than the classroom, is a place where kids make their fondest childhood memories. Make those memories even better with safe and beautiful artificial grass for your school or daycare. Artificial grass is ideal for playgrounds, sports fields, landscaping, and more, making it the perfect option for schools and other kid-friendly homes or businesses. You can save time and money on synthetic turf maintenance while keeping your little ones safe and happy by switching to artificial turf for playgrounds from Synthetic Grass Warehouse.

1. Soft, Compliant Surface for School Playgrounds

Most public playgrounds and schools need to meet safety requirements for their play areas in order to reduce the risk of injury from falls and keep students safe. SGW is proud to offer IPEMA-certified artificial grass that meets or exceeds all standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials, so you can be confident that your kids are protected at play. 

Our synthetic turf play systems are specially designed to be as safe as possible for kids, and your artificial turf installers will install the PlayScapes system with an eco-friendly foam padding underlayer that is proven to protect children from impact falls and injuries from up to 10 feet high. Safety is the first priority for SGW’s PlayScapes system, so you can rest assured that our products are some of the safest and most durable landscaping options available for kids.

2. Fewer Scrapes and Scratches

Jungle gym falls aren’t the only way kids can get hurt during an otherwise-fun day at the playground. Simply playing in rough landscaping materials such as woodchips or gravel can result in messes, scrapes, and scratches. 

SGW artificial grass will help reduce scraped knees during playtime thanks to the soft and lush blade texture combined with a padded underlayer and anti-microbial infill. With synthetic grass, kids can run, roll around, and play to their heart’s content without worrying about cuts, scrapes, itching, or other playtime nuisances that accompany alternative playground materials.

3. Resistant to Harsh Weather

One of the biggest benefits of artificial grass across all application methods is its weather resistance. Rubber playground surfaces can become extremely hot to the touch during summer days, and it often cracks or peels with weather changes over time. Woodchips will stay wet for days after a storm, clinging to kids’ skin and becoming host to all kinds of bacteria. 

SGW artificial grass, on the other hand, was engineered to be remarkably durable, withstanding even the hottest days with no color fading or turning brown, unlike natural grass. And during storms, you can trust in turf’s remarkable drainage rate — up to 30 inches per hour per square yard. Just hours after the rain stops, you’ll have perfectly dry grass for your kids to enjoy once again.

4. Natural Look and Feel

Whether your playground is in the heart of the concrete jungle or an arid desert climate with inadequate rainfall, artificial grass will provide kids with a lush and verdant play area that will help them feel connected to nature year-round.

Artificial turf will transform your concrete playground or poorly maintained lawn into a beautiful playtime oasis that keeps kids happy and safe while adults have peace of mind. There’s no need for daily watering, weekly mowing, or the application of potentially dangerous chemicals. Artificial grass stays aesthetically pleasing 365 days a year while always remaining safe for kids of all ages.

If you need guidance in choosing the right artificial turf products for your playground, speak to your installer or contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse location. As the leader in the artificial turf industry, we can help you find the perfect synthetic grass products and installation accessories for your home or business. Synthetic Grass Warehouse has been an industry leader for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers, and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass installation needs. To find out more about our products or to receive guidance with your next artificial grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.