August 23, 2022

Artificial turf is the most in-demand solution for playgrounds today owing to its simple maintenance and safety ratings. Read more for ideas to build a attractive and safe play space the Southwest Greens way.

 

WHY SYNTHETIC GRASS?

Artificial grass will look good on your playground, but that’s not the only reason people and local municipalities are installing it on playgrounds. These are a few of the major reasons.

 

INCREASED SAFETY

When you choose Southwest Greens you choose a reputable company and system that is independently tested. IPEMA Certified synthetic grass and cushion for playgrounds are ideal for gardens, schools, and communities. Our Play Collection not only looks great but also features thick padding below the grass surface to soften falls. You won’t have to be concerned about hazardous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with artificial grass either. Hard chemicals like these are absorbed into clothes and skin long after initial contact and are a major concern for adults and kids alike.

 

INCREASED COMFORTABILITY

Thanks to our marvelous Research and Development team, our grass gives the ideal blend of aesthetics and endurance. Our grass blades utilize high end raw materials and resins to look like natural turf.

Consider installing an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the turf temperature even on the warmer summer days. This layer of coating is applied to the sand filling and activated by adding moisture (rain or a quick sprinkle from the hose), to offer substantial cooling for hot days.

 

HIGHLY DURABLE

Artificial grass is the perfect pick for surfaces subject to high foot traffic like playscapes, due to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection assures enhanced shock absorption even in those areas which receives a regular beating (like the spot at the end of a slide or the bottom of a fireman pole). You can rely on it to endure for years to come.

 

CLEANER SURFACE

The absorbent pad underlayer of Southwest Greens turf gives rapid drainage both vertically and horizontally. Consequently, downpours will not cause muddy spots, and you don’t have to worry about storm-run-off exposing the play area to chemicals. For this reason many parks and communities, schools, and daycares have elected to install synthetic grass on their playgrounds.

 

MAKE IT GOOD LOOKING

If you want to build an attractive and safe playground, we have a handful of ideas to aid you start your planning.

 

CHOOSE A THEME

Artificial Turf Playground by Southwest Greens

Start by choosing a fun theme for your play area. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list keeps going! Don’t be scared to mix and match ideas to find the ideal play area layout for your circumstances.


INSTALL SHADE

Artificial grass play area by Southwest Greens

Equipment on playgrounds can get hot on the dog days of summer. Today there are several alternatives for installing unnatural shade to fight against this issue. Be sure to get a trusted contractor install these shade tents, so they satisfy all safety needs.

 

GIVE ROOM TO GROW

Synthetic grass playground by Southwest Greens

Children grow so fast. If you’re thinking about installing a playground, you should think about adding other areas that will attract the older little ones, too. Adding things like swing sets and standard monkey rails alongside your playground equipment will suit various age groups.

 

ADD ILLUMINATION

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Even if majority of the playgrounds are shut down after dark, adding illumination can offer your space a attractive focal point at night while providing security. Be sure if you choose to add ground lighting that you go with LED bulbs. LED lights don’t create as much heat as incandescent bulbs, which which means they're perfect for synthetic grass.

 

CREATE INTERESTING SURFACES

Hilly artificial turf playground by Southwest Greens

With artificial turf, you can give more than just the fun of a playground to a recreation area. Children love to run around and roll down hills. You can create ridges towards the edges of the play equipment to offer a fun and exciting spin on things.

 

SAFETY RATINGS

The top priority of playing areas should be safety. Synthetic grass provides a safer space for children to play hard. At ]]companyname]], we take this seriously so you can have the best. We independently test systems; ASTM quality and safety standards include:

  • ASTM quality and safety standards:
  • ASTM 1292-09 (Fall Height)
  • ASTM F 1551 (Coefficient of Friction)
  • BS 7044 (Water Infiltration)
  • BS 7044 (Water Infiltration)
  • ASTM F 1951-99 (ADA)
  • ASTM D2854 & FF 170 (Surface Flammability)
  • ASTM F 2765 (Heavy Metal Content)
  • ASTM D 2256-02 (Tensile Strength)

LET’S MAKE YOUR PLAYGROUND

Are you prepared to design your new playground? Southwest Greens is here. Our team of experts can guide you spec and install the perfect play area for your space. Connect with us today for a free consultation.

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