Artificial Grass As Safety Surfacing For Your Residential Playground In San Diego
On a neighborhood playground, no matter how hard you try to keep kids safe, they will fall. It’s all part of the fun of growing up and playing. Falls are often nothing more than a rite of passage as long as they are controlled.
But what if a child falls and no adult is present to catch them? Are you certain they’ll be safe on your current lawn?
Is Natural Grass Safe Enough For Playgrounds In Homes?
Although natural green grass looks lovely surrounding swings, slides, and other playground equipment, it is not the safest landing surface. Here are some of the reasons:
- The grass isn’t soft enough to soften landings that aren’t even.
- While grass is (to some extent) springy, it does not provide appropriate support for children who fall.
- When the soil is wet, it compresses and becomes more dangerous than when it is dry.
- When wet, the grass is extremely slick.
Eventually, the areas around playground equipment go bare, revealing hard, compacted earth.
Kids can easily slip on bare sections of the ground, and mud that accumulates on playground equipment can make it harder to keep their grasp. Natural grass also has other drawbacks, such as causing pollen allergies, hazardous housing weeds and insects, and concealing holes and lumps. To summarize, natural grass is not a good surface for playgrounds, parks, or other places where children play.
What Alternatives Do You Have?
There are a variety of materials that may be utilized as playground surfaces, such as:
- Softens the impact of falls
- Noise pollution is reduced.
- Keeps surfaces from becoming slick by absorbing moisture.
- If swallowed, it can cause choking in little children.
- Over time, it may fade in the sun.
- Over time, it might become matted and difficult to clean.
- It’s safer than using genuine grass.
- Long-lasting and durable.
- Some people find it unappealing in terms of aesthetics (the black color may be undesirable)
- When exposed to direct sunshine, it can become very heated.
- It requires more upkeep than other materials, like applying a sealer on a regular basis.
You do, however, have another choice: artificial grass.
Playground Safety and Artificial Grass
Artificial grass is one of the most cost-effective and practical playground materials. It’s silky, long-lasting, easy to clean, skin-friendly (even when wet), and doesn’t fade in the sun.
Furthermore, the best synthetic turf improves the safety of playgrounds in various ways:
- Shock-absorbent characteristics that are second to none.
- The foam padding on playground turf makes it significantly softer than other surfaces, even real grass.
Not only does playground turf have exceptional shock-absorbent characteristics, but it’s also designed to withstand daily wear and tear. Artificial turf is meant to maintain its quality and safety over time, but natural grass around playsets will be quickly worn down by the movement of heavy play structures and foot traffic.
Contact Artificial Grass Pros at (619) 332-1177 to know more about our services in San Diego, CA.