Synthetic grass is a popular solution for Augusta playgrounds today thanks to its simple maintenance and safety ratings. Read on for ideas to build a good-looking and safe play space the Southwest Greens way.
WHY SYNTHETIC GRASS?
Synthetic turf will look beautiful on your play space, but that’s just one of the numerous reasons why people and local municipalities are installing it on playgrounds. These are some of the major advantages.
When you select Southwest Greens you select a reputable company and system that is tested independently. IPEMA Certified artificial grass and cushion for playgrounds are perfect for yards, 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 worry regarding dangerous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with synthetic turf either. Harsh chemicals like these are absorbed into clothes and skin long after initial contact and are a major concern for adults and kids alike.
Thanks to our marvelous Research and Development team, our turf gives the ideal combination of aesthetics and endurance. Our grass blades employs top of the line raw materials and resins to look like natural turf.
Consider installing an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the turf temperature even on the heated summer days. This precoat is applied to the sand filling and activated by adding moisture (rain or a quick splash from the hose), to offer significant cooling for hot days.
Artificial grass is a wonderful choice for surfaces subject to high foot traffic like play areas, due to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection ensures improved 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 trust on it to last for years to come.
The absorbent pad underlayer of Southwest Greens grass provides fast drainage both vertically and horizontally. Consequently, rain will not create muddy spots, and you won’t have to bother about storm-run-off exposing the playground to chemicals. Thus many parks and municipalities, schools, and daycares have decided to install synthetic grass on their play area.
MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL
If you want to design an attractive and safe play area, we have several ideas to aid you get started with your planning.
CHOOSE A THEME
Begin by choosing a entertaining theme for your playground. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list is endless! Don’t be scared to mix and match ideas to find the perfect playground layout for your project.
Equipment on playgrounds can get hot on the dog days of summer. Nowadays there are several choices for installing unnatural shade to fight against this problem. Make sure to get a trusted contractor install these shade tents, so they meet all safety requirements.
GIVE ROOM TO GROW
Children grow up quickly. If you’re going to install a play area, you should think about adding other areas that will appeal to the older little ones, too. Including things like swing sets and standard monkey rails alongside your playground equipment will accommodate various age groups.
Even if most playgrounds are shut down at dusk, adding lighting can give your space a attractive focal point at night while providing security. Be sure if you choose install ground lighting that you go with LED bulbs. LED lights don’t create as much heat as regular bulbs, which means they are great for synthetic turf.
CREATE INTERESTING SURFACES
With artificial grass, you can provide more than just the fun of a playground to a recreation area. Children love to roll down and run around hills. You can make ridges surrounding the play equipment to provide a fun and exciting spin on things.
The top priority of playing areas should be safety. Artificial turf offers a safer environment for kids to play hard. At Southwest Greens of Augusta, we take this seriously so you can have the best. Our independently tested systems include the following ASTM quality and safety standards:
- 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 BUILD YOUR PLAYGROUND
Are you prepared to create your new playground? Southwest Greens of Augusta is here. Our team of professionals can help you spec and install the perfect play area for your space. Contact us today for a free consultation.