Artificial Grass is ideal for playgrounds it provides a clean, neat, and safe area for children to play. When used with the recommended shockpad underlay to meet critical fall height standards it provides the safety necessary for falls, tumbles and rolls. Along with being engineered for the high traffic flow from daily use at schools and daycare facilities it offers the best solution available with a life expectancy of 5 to 15 years.
Providing a lush play surface year round that is soft, clean and safe to play on, artificial are the most cost effective way to keep children safe. With a shockpad base under the synthetic grass designed for quick drainage, your play area can be dry and ready to use in as little as 15 minutes after it rains, unlike natural grass which can quickly turn to mud and may be too wet to play on for weeks. Most of our artificial grass is manufactured to use silica or Kiln dried sand infill instead of a rubber infill which eliminates the possibility of black rubber pieces getting inside children’s clothes or hair.
With no watering, no mowing, no mud and no mess makes synthetic grass the perfect option for playgrounds and play areas.
In order to meet the necessary critical fall height requirements it is very important that you use a suitable underlayment with your playground artificial grass. Depending on the height of the equipment will depend on the thickness of underlayment required. For example to achieve the correct fall protection for a fall height of 1.5m you would need to use 25mm thickness of shockpad underlay.
Will the artificial grass fade in the sun?
Artificial Grass has a UV protection additive so although it will fade very slightly the process is so slow that it will take years before you notice.Yes, but barely. It will only fade about 2 shades of pantone™ colors every 10 years.
What is the life expectancy of artificial grass in a playground setting?
The grass will last anywhere from 5 to 20 years, depending on how much use it gets.
Is it difficult to repair or replace areas of the artificial grass?
It is very easy to repair artificial grass, if play equipment is moved or altered you can easily carry out a patch repair which is bonded to the existing grass using Evergrass Joining Tape. It is always useful to save some offcuts when the artificial lawn is installed as these may come in handy in the future.
Can Artificial Grass meet fall-height specifications?
Yes, Artificial Grass in conjunction with shockpad crumb-rubber or foam padding can meet most fall-height standards.
Is Artificial Grass safe & clean for my children?
A day at the playground often results in happy but dirty children as loose dirt and debris is kicked up during the children’s play. At schools, cleaning up children after playtime can cut into valuable educational time. For parents, the dirt found on a playground is a risk to their child’s health since bacteria and allergens are constantly lurking on natural surfaces. For example, animal waste on natural grass and dirt can contain dangerous diseases and pose a serious risk to children’s health. Artificial lawns are safe and easy to keep clean, all our artificial grass is lead and cadmium free
Is an Artificial Lawn environmentally friendly?
Today, communities know the importance of teaching children conservation methods early, and there is no better way to start than using eco-friendly materials on their playground. The low-maintenance characteristics of artificial grass means that less of our natural resources are wasted since there is no watering, no fertilising or weekly mowing. It is reassuring to know that recycled materials are used in the manufacture of artificial grass and shockpad underlayment is 100% recycled and 100% recyclable this further reinforces the importance of reusing materials that have more than one purpose.