August 23, 2022

Artificial grass is a popular solution for Houston playgrounds today thanks to its simple maintenance and safety ratings. Read more for ideas to design a beautiful and safe play area the Southwest Greens way.

 

WHY SYNTHETIC TURF?

Synthetic grass will look good on your play space, but that’s not the only reason people and town officials are using it on playgrounds. The following are a few of the top benefits.

 

ENHANCED SAFETY

When you select Southwest Greens you select a respected company and system that is tested independently. IPEMA Certified artificial turf and cushion for playgrounds are perfect for yards, schools, and communities. Our Play Collection not only looks good but also characteristics like thick padding under the grass surface to soften falls. You don’t have to bother about dangerous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with artificial turf either. Harmful chemicals like these are absorbed into clothes and skin much later after first contact and are a great concern for adults and kids alike.

 

INCREASED COMFORTABILITY

Thanks to our wonderful Research and Development team, our grass provides the ideal blend of aesthetics and endurance. Our turf blades uses high end raw materials and resins to look like natural turf.

Consider adding an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the grass temperature even on the hottest summer days. This precoat is applied to the sand infill and triggered by adding moisture (rain or a quick spray from the hose), to offer significant cooling for hot days.

 

INCREASED DURABILITY

Artificial grass is a wonderful pick for areas subject to high foot traffic like playgrounds and play areas, thanks to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection guarantees improved shock absorption even in those spots that might receive a regular beating (like the area at the end of a slide or the bottom of a fireman pole). You can count on it to last for years to come.

 

CLEANER SURFACE

The absorbent pad underlayer of Southwest Greens grass offers rapid drainage both laterally and vertically. As a result, downpours will not cause muddy spots, and you do not have to bother about storm-run-off exposing the play area to chemicals. Thus many parks and municipalities, schools, and daycares have elected to install artificial turf on their playgrounds.

 

MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL

If you want to create a good looking and safe playground, we have a handful of ideas to help you start your planning.

 

CHOOSE A THEME

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Start by selecting a amusing theme for your play area. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list is endless! Do not be afraid to combine concepts to find the ideal playground layout for your situation.


INSTALL SHADE

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Equipment on playgrounds can get hot on the dog days of summer. At present there are numerous alternatives for installing unnatural shade to combat this issue. Be sure to have a reputable contractor install these shade tents, so they meet all safety needs.

 

GIVE ROOM TO GROW

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Kids grow up fast. If you’re going to install a playground, you should contemplate adding other areas that will attract the older little ones, too. Including items like swing sets and standard monkey bars alongside your playground equipment will accommodate different age groups.

 

ADD ILLUMINATION

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Even if many playgrounds are closed at dusk, adding illumination can provide your space a gorgeous focal point at night while providing security. Just be sure if you choose to add ground lighting that you choose LED bulbs. LED lights don’t generate as much heat as incandescent bulbs, which makes them great for synthetic grass.

 

CREATE INTERESTING SURFACES

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With synthetic grass, you can create more than just the fun of a playground to a recreation area. Children love to run around and roll down hills. You can design ridges surrounding the play equipment to provide a fun and exciting spin on things.

 

SAFETY RATINGS

The top priority of playgrounds should be safety. Artificial grass gives a safer environment for children to play hard. At ]]companyname]], 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 yo ready to craft your new playground? Southwest Greens of Houston is here for you. Our team of professionals can assist you create and install the perfect play area for your space. Feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.