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Playground Turf: Why Parents Love Synthetic Grass for Kids’ Play Areas

Posted by Troy Scott on 11 August

What Makes Playground Turf a Good Choice for Children’s Play Areas?

Playground with Synthetic Turf

A playground is a place of fun and imagination for children, but what if you live in an area without a local park? Or what if your child's school doesn't have one at all? Worse, what if you do have a backyard, but since it’s made of natural grass, trouble always follows playtime— think muddy feet, scraped knees and damaged grass. If any of these sounds familiar, you may be interested in what Heavenly Greens playground turf has to offer.

Artificial grass is a safe, soft surface for kids


If you are looking for a way to ensure that your kids stay safe on the playground, then artificial grass is the answer. Playground turf provides a softer, safer surface than natural materials such as sand, grass, soil, gravel and mulch. It also absorbs impact better than any of them. When children fall on artificial grass, they are less likely to suffer from abrasions and other injuries.

To further reduce the chances of kids getting hurt, our installation process also ensures that the yard is free of rocks and other sharp objects.

In addition, lots of bacteria like E. coli live in the soil on natural lawns and children can be exposed to these bacteria when they run around barefoot. Playground turf protects them from exposure to bacteria which can cause infections. As a result, kids will be healthier overall and more likely to enjoy their time in the yard.

It’s easy to maintain and clean up after children play on it


One of the most important benefits of an artificial turf playground is that it's more convenient to take care of versus the real thing. After it’s installed, you'll never have to water, mow or fertilize it. Plus, it doesn't require any special maintenance if you want to keep it looking great— just give it a good brush and rinse a few times a year to keep it in shape! Not only is this less stress on your part, it also gives you more free time to enjoy with your family.

On top of that, synthetic grass means they won't track dirt, grass clippings and mud into your home after they play in the backyard. Your yard won’t be a mess either. And when they come back into the house after a long day outdoors, they'll also feel much cleaner than before!

Playground turf made of recycled materials that are eco-friendly


Artificial grass is a sustainable, eco-friendly option that helps cut down on waste while reducing the number of chemicals and other contaminants in our environment.

For instance, artificial surfaces are made using 100% recycled materials. It also requires no pesticides, fertilizers or herbicides that can leach into the ground and surrounding water sources. It also has a lower carbon footprint than natural grass (since you won’t need to use gas-powered maintenance equipment like mowers), so you can feel good about putting it on your playground!

Finally, artificial grass is also recyclable, so you will reduce the amount of waste you contribute to landfills.

It has the ability to withstand heavy foot traffic without getting damaged or worn out easily


The average lifespan of artificial grass for playgrounds is anywhere from 10 to 25 years. Throughout that time, it can easily withstand heavy foot traffic without getting damaged or worn out easily. In addition, playground turf won’t fade in the summer heat or crack during the winter because it’s also designed to be weather-resistant with features like UV protection.

You can customize playground turf to fit your child’s needs


Another fantastic thing about using artificial grass for your playground is how customizable it is. Does your child have mobility challenges or have friends who do? It’s easy to add accessibility features to an artificial lawn, like ramps.

In terms of design, there’s no limit to what you can do with synthetic turf. Our advice is to think hard about what your child enjoys and to consider their stage of development. Below are some creative playground ideas to get you started:

  • Install playground equipment

Unlike fragile natural grass blades, heavy playground equipment won’t crush or kill synthetic turf. As a result, you can easily turn your backyard into a mini park! You can install everything from swing sets to jungle gyms, monkey bars, slides and whatever else you think your kid will love.

  • Reserve some open space for active play

Most kids like to run and jump. So, you'll want some open space for running games or tumbling practice too!

  • Infuse your backyard playground with sensory elements

Children are drawn to sensory details like taste, touch and smell. Sensory features like mini brooks, sand pits or an edible garden are an excellent addition to playground turf.

  • Let them be creative

Artistic and creative children need space to let their imaginations run wild. Why not give them a space where they can unleash their creativity? Consider creating a crafts corner on your synthetic playground. This can be as simple as a small spot with shade, a seating set and their favorite drawing tools. Or, it can be an elaborate outdoor playhouse— it’s your call!

  • Give them space to be quiet

As much as children need to be active, they need a quiet space to reflect and relax, too. Try installing a hammock near a secluded part of your lawn or create a comfy nook where they can enjoy some alone time.

  • Carve out a social space in your backyard

Do you have a budding social butterfly? You may want to give them an exclusive section where they can invite their friends over to spend time together.

 

These are just some of the many ways to create a synthetic turf playground that will enrich your child’s playtime experience. Want to find more inspiration to make the space fun and exciting? Why not ask the expert— your kid!

 

Get a Free Quote for Playground Turf from Heavenly Greens!


If you want to provide a safe and soft surface for children to play on, artificial grass is the perfect solution. It’s easy to clean up after kids have played on it without worrying about any messes or spills that might stain your flooring. Since it can withstand heavy foot traffic with little wear-and-tear, there's no need to worry about replacing this low maintenance turf every year.

Here at Heavenly Greens, we offer world-class playground turf made of sustainable and durable materials - we're sure you'll love how our products look in your yard!

To schedule a consultation and receive a FREE estimate, just give us a call at 844-287-5876 or shoot us a quick message.

Topics: Playgrounds

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