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Frequently Asked Questions About Artificial Turf on Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on September 8, 2022

Ground coverings play an important role at playgrounds. The ground coverings help to provide cushioning on the asphalt or concrete surface that playground equipment sits on. This helps to cushion and protect children's joints as they jump to the ground from playground equipment and helps to provide a bit of cushioning should they fall from the equipment.

There are many different options that are available for playground ground coverings, including mulch, sand, grass, rubber and artificial turf. If you are changing the ground covering at a playground, you may have many questions about different ground coverings, including artificial turf. Read on to learn more about artificial turf. 

When Should You Consider Using Artificial Turf on Playgrounds?

You should consider using artificial turf on playgrounds any time you are looking to change up theduffy-brook-IwDTKKFmWAc-unsplash ground covering that is already in place. Artificial turf can be installed on any playground and be used in any environment.

Turf is a great choice if you want to simulate the look and feel of real grass, without any of the high upkeep and maintenance associated with grass. It is also a great choice if you are looking to eliminate items such as rocks, sand or mulch, which children can throw or can get stuck in their shoes. 

What Are the Benefits of Artificial Turf on Playgrounds?

There are many benefits associated with using artificial turf on playgrounds. One of the benefits is that the turf is easy to care for and maintain. It does not need to be cut or mowed like real grass.

Another benefit to artificial turf is that there is no residue from the playground that gets drug into classrooms or parents' cars. With mulch and sand, particles can remain on the children after they are done playing, which can make a mess.

Lastly, rubber ground coverings are also a great choice for playgrounds, but rubber can get hot in the Spring and Summer. Artificial turf stays a bit cooler, which helps to make it a great choice for those who are looking for something that is ideal for a playground. 

What Are Your Options for Playground Artificial Turf? 

When you are looking to install artificial turf on a playground, you need to find something that is extremely durable. Many low-grade types of artificial turfs are not designed to be used in high-traffic areas. When used in high-traffic areas, they can start to unravel or become worn within a short period of time. 

The SYNLawn Playground System is the only playground surface that provides consistent safety standards in high-traffic areas. It is perfect to be used in an climate and can hold up to any type of weather system. It is also designed to be used in conjunction with all types of play equipment. In addition to all of this,  SYNLawn Playground System mimics the look of beautiful, real grass, helping kids to feel like they truly are playing outside. 

Here at May Recreation, we speak playground. We are your go-to source for all things playground, including playground equipment and playground ground coverings. If you are looking for a new ground covering system for your playground, artificial turf may be the perfect solution. Reach out to us today to get an estimate for installing a SYNLawn Playground System playground surface around your playground. 

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