Artificial turf is replacing natural grass in many school and home playgrounds and play areas across the country.
A SmartGrass© artificial turf playing surface is far cleaner, safer and far more comfortable and forgiving than a natural grass surface, particularly a natural turf surface which is badly worn and in need of repair.
Let’s look at the key benefits more closely.
Kids like nothing more than to run around and roll around, often barefooted. SmartGrass products utilize a blade system which is soft and gentle on the skin. It has a much more comfortable feel underfoot than conventional grass, particularly when the grass is worn and patchy. When installed following our directions, it is also more springy and comfortable underfoot than natural turf.
Many people are mistaken in thinking that a synthetic grass blade might be like nylon and cut/burn or scrape the skin when your child takes a tumble on the grass. Nothing could be further from the truth. Our grass blades are designed to be safe and not cause cuts or abrasions. Since many sporting facilities utilize SmartGrass, it’s critical that the artificial turf surfaces are safe and durable. Also, for playground areas we recommend an under-surface which is more forgiving, so falling on an artificial turf play area actually provides a cushioning effect superior to that of natural grass.
Artificial turf products are also free from chemicals, including lead. If you consider a natural lawn in the context of it being a play area for kids, then you have chemical fertilizers, weedkillers and pesticides which are in continual contact with the skin. These chemicals are absorbed by clothing and remain in contact with the skin long after your child has finished playing outdoors. With an artificial lawn you do not have to worry about your child’s safety in this regard. Also, synthetic turf is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, it is impervious to molds and fungi which can cause allergy problems in susceptible children.
Artificial turf is the perfect surface for playgrounds and play areas. It his a high-durability surface designed specifically for frequent use in harsh environments. The surface will not wear in the way that a natural lawn wears, it will not become patchy and muddy.
SmartGrass© artificial lawn products are designed with longevity in mind. We understand that the initial investment is higher than a natural lawn and that they pay-back will be realized each year as you see the benefits of eliminated maintenance costs, so it’s important that this financial pay-back continues over many years. That’s why our products typically have an active life of up to 25 years, depending on the degree of use and type of use.
All in all an artificial turf playground makes far more practical and financial sense than traditional grass. If the playground area is in your yard, and visible from your property, then it also makes complete aesthetic sense too, since you won’t be looking at a muddy battlefield through your windows!
But the proof is in how kids react to our surfaces, and the feedback is that they absolutely love playing on artificial grass! Why wouldn’t they? It’s softer, spongier, cleaner and much more inviting than a natural grass surface, with all of its problems of mud and sun-baked dirt patches.
In fact these playground surfaces have proven so popular that many parks and municipalities have chosen to install them, along with schools, colleges and Universities.
With lower operational costs, improved drainage, improved safety and durability, it makes complete sense to install an artificial play surface in a home, high-traffic park or public playground.
A poorly planned or executed installation can result in problems down the line. When we sell a playground turf system we generally do so under one of the following conditions –
1 – We simply supply you with the turf for DIY installation, along with the necessary instructions on how to prepare the ground and how to install the product.
2 – We supply the turf and you work with a local contractor for installation. This is the most common approach to working with our products. We can connect you directly with a State-licensed Landscaping company in your area, and have contacts around the nation. We have several Installation Contractors from whom we can choose in and around the State of Arizona, California, Florida etc. The dryer states have many Landscapers conversant with the installation of artificial turf, and they can complete a project quickly and cost-effectively.
3 – SmartGrass can provide the turf and provide a team of installation experts to install at your location. We have crews covering SoCal and we’ve completed other larger installation out of state, including several in Arizona and New Mexico.
The route you take will generally be determined by the sq ft of the area to be turfed, the complexity of the surface to be turfed, and your own attitude towards DIY projects in general. If you’re a keen DIY’er then in most instances, installing an artificial turf playground area should be an acceptable challenge for you.
If you decide to go it alone then we can help you plan out the project and make sure that everything runs smoothly. Obviously, ground preparation is key to a successful installation, which includes overcoming any issues surrounding drainage.
If you feel that an artificial grass playground or play area would be a good fit for you and your kids, contact us today for more information. It’s important to us that you are completely satisfied with our products and service and we’ll do all in our power to ensure your experience with SmartGrass© artificial turf products is a positive one.