19 Oct 2021
5 Perks of Artificial Grass for Playgrounds
When we think about creating an exciting place for our kids to have fun, designing and building a colourful and versatile playground is typically one of the first things that come to mind. What to do with the ground below the playground is usually a secondary thought. However, there are many options to choose from: sand, gravel, sod, rubber paving, even mulch! But for many facilities and families, artificial grass for playgrounds, residential or commercial, is becoming the go-to choice.
At Echoing Green, our playground synthetic turf for daycares, backyards, and schools is engineered to be kid-friendly in more ways than one. Read on to learn why artificial grass for playgrounds is a great option for the kids in your life.
Parents and caretakers want to let their kids play without worrying about potential injuries. Unlike pavements, gravel, mulch, or sand, playground synthetic turf for daycares, backyards, and parks can be installed with soft under padding layered beneath the turf's surface, enabling the artificial grass to lessen the blow of inevitable falls, slips, and trips.
On the topic of falls, wet or slippery surfaces are one of the biggest culprits of falls, causing kids to lose balance and slide. For instance, concrete, asphalt, and natural grass can quickly accumulate water and puddles, facilitating injuries after rainfall. On the other hand, playground turf from Echoing Green is engineered to be permeable enough to effectively drain water. The fast movement of the water keeps the surface dryer and safe for play.
Allergies are a medical nuisance at the minimum, plaguing adults and young children alike. Kids who suffer from seasonal allergies might not be able to easily do so in the spring and fall without itchy eyes or cold-like symptoms when natural grass is laid with their playground due to weeds, pollen, and insects harboured in live grass. But with artificial turf, those allergens are kept away so kids and caregivers can easily enjoy their time outdoors. At Echoing Green, in addition to artificial grass in Toronto itself, we supply weed barriers, which help prevent weeds from infiltrating residential or commercial turf when installed beneath the turf.
When it comes to grass in Toronto, most homeowners aim for every square foot to look pristine: weed-free, lush, and vibrant. Chemical lawn treatments such as pesticides, weed sprays, and fertilizers are used to achieve this ideal appearance. Unfortunately, the build-up of harsh chemicals in live grass, especially around playgrounds, can cause illness, especially in kids who are not actively conscious of their surroundings. Depending on the contact made with these lawn treatments, the result can be anything from rashes to nausea. Playground synthetic turf for daycares or homes from Echoing Green is free of toxic chemicals from the point of production to installation. Even disinfectant cleaning solutions are safe for use.
Durability of Turf
Whatever you choose for your playground, you'll want it to last. Artificial grass in Toronto from Echoing Green is incredibly durable. Our exclusively available turf is designed according to strict standards to further its longevity. Our exclusive artificial grass in Toronto is also backed by a 10-year warranty. So, even as kids play, run, jump around the turf, you can feel confident that it is built to last for years.