Our team recently came across this article on HeavenlyGreens.com about the benefits of artificial grass on childrens’ play areas – take a look and see what you think.
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 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.
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!
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. 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.
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.
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.
You can read the full article on the benefits of artificial grass in a play area on HeaevenlyGreens.com.
Bernie’s Gardening Services have been advising customers on the benefits of artificial grass and installing it throughout Guernsey to many happy customers for years. Interested? Contact us today for a free quote.