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Why Choose Artificial Turf for Your School and Playground

children playing on the playground

Today’s children spend less time playing outdoors. There are plenty of reasons for this, but the main reason is that most outdoor areas have been concreted over. 

Let’s be honest. As far as children are concerned, concrete and children don’t mix.

At the moment, the educational focus is getting children to play outside again. Too much time spent on screen and indoors is proving to be a health crisis in the making. 

However, reinventing the wheel and ripping up all of the concrete is expensive. Why not explore the alternative to natural grass instead?

 

The Pros Of Artificial Grass

Artificial grass is a great alternative to real grass. Here’s why: 

  1. No Waiting Required

One of the benefits of artificial grass is that you don’t have to wait for it to grow. The average size schoolyard or playground can be covered in artificial grass in a day. 

There are different varieties of artificial grass. When your playground or schoolyard is very busy, you can opt for one of the more hard-wearing types of grass. 

  1. No Allergies

As we all know, more children than ever before suffer from allergies. As a result of pollution, grass allergies are common. With artificial grass, you don’t have to worry about children and pupils with allergies. 

Getting grass seeds stuck in the ears, nose and throats is another common issue. Once again, that is something you don’t have to worry about when it comes to artificial grass. 

  1. The Low Maintenance Option

Artificial grass does not need cutting. That means less work for the maintenance team. They can focus on other maintenance tasks apart from looking after the grass. 

It is also more hard-wearing. You don’t have to worry about bare matches appearing and having to be re-seeded. That takes time and keeping kids off a play area is not easy. 

  1. The Perfect All Weather Surface

Most artificial grass pitches are free draining. Not having to deal with standing water or muddy surfaces makes playing outside much safer. 

Is artificial grass safe in the winter? Once artificial grass has been installed, the children will have access to an outdoor play area all year around

  1. No Chemicals Required

On occasion, real grass will need to be sprayed with insecticides and other chemicals to keep it healthy. It also needs to be aerated to keep it growing and in good condition.

Both would mean that children would need to stay away from the grass. With artificial grass installed, the only maintenance required from time to time is hosing it down with water. 

What could be simpler than that? 

  1. Safer Surface To Fall On

As all parents and teachers know, our little ones do have a habit of falling over a lot. The ground under natural grass is still pretty hard. A child is more likely to injure itself when it falls over on natural grass. 

In the areas where the youngest children play, artificial grass means that you can have a soft underlay installed. That will make the area safe for even the youngest pupils and wobbliest legs. 

  1. Create Bright Areas

Artificial grass comes in a range of vibrant green colours. A bright green colour will help to brighten up a dark schoolyard or dark playground. 

Artificial grass is cost-effective both in the short term and long run. Choose the right type for your schoolyard or playground and you will have created a great place where kids can run and play for many years to come. 

As you can see, there are many benefits of installing artificial turf in schools and playgrounds. For more information on artificial grass, give us a call. 

 

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