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Synthetic Turf: A Safer and Better Play Surface

Are you unsure whether to install natural grass with mulch or a synthetic surface for your play area? You’re in the right place! We have answers to all your questions about playground turf. Discover the benefits of using artificial turf in playgrounds.

Is Artificial Grass Ideal for Playgrounds?

Yes, artificial grass is a great choice for play areas and playgrounds because it’s durable and low maintenance. It will look great year after year, and its color won’t fade from rain, snow, or sunshine. This gives you the best return on your investment.

Artificial turf for playgrounds is held to the highest standards by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA). 

Does Artificial Turf Get Hot?

Synthetic turf can get hot during the summer. However, research and development have led to ways to cool the surface. We have the best solution for that. 

It is just a  simple add-on for turf infill that cools the surface by 30°-50°. It activates naturally with dew, rain, or irrigation. As the turf heats up, the solution releases moisture, which evaporates and cools the surface, making it more comfortable for play. 

How Much Does Artificial Turf Cost?

When considering turf, you probably want to know the cost to plan accordingly. We estimate that installing playground turf costs between $15 and $30 per square foot.

Several factors affect the price, including:

  • Base materials
  • Turf size
  • Design
  • Padding
  • Site access and preparation
  • Features
  • Installation costs

To get an accurate estimate for your playground project, schedule a no-obligation consultation with us. 

How Long Does Artificial Turf Last?

Some of our original installations are over 20 years old and still have the vibrant green color and texture of regular grass.

Our UV-resistant artificial turf products are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, temperature changes, and heavy foot traffic. They are suitable for use all year round. Each installation comes with a one-year workmanship warranty and a manufacturer’s warranty that covers fading.

What Are the Benefits of Artificial Turf?

Installing artificial turf is a smart investment. Here are some reasons to choose synthetic turf for playgrounds:

Safety First

Our safety pad underlayment goes under the turf to reduce injuries from falls. It is very elastic and provides excellent shock absorption. Playground turf from Southwest Greens is IPEMA certified, meeting the highest safety standards.

Improved Drainage Capabilities

The porous underlayment accelerates drainage both vertically and horizontally and stores water. With antimicrobial treatment, Greens turf keeps the play area clean and well-drained.

Durable and Long-Lasting

Our commitment to research and development ensures that we offer cutting-edge products. Our UV-resistant synthetic turf is built to handle heavy traffic, extreme temperatures, and various weather conditions.

Reduced Heat Retention

Our turf products keep play areas cooler than rubber products in warm weather. For extra cooling, we recommend our products-technology, which can reduce turf temperatures by 30°-50°.

Water Conservation

Landscape irrigation can use nearly 1/3 of all residential water, totaling almost 9 billion gallons a day. As water scarcity becomes a bigger issue, conserving water is crucial. Artificial turf eliminates the need for water to maintain a safe and beautiful play area.

Reduced Pollution

With synthetic grass, you no longer need harmful products like pesticides, fertilizers, and weed killers. This reduces water pollution and saves money. It also lessens the amount of chemicals in children’s play areas.

This post was written by a professional at Sustainable Turf. Looking for the best residential artificial turf Tampa? At Sustainable Turf, we believe in offering sustainable, eco-friendly solutions that benefit both homeowners and the environment. Our artificial grass for playgrounds, homes, and more are designed to provide you with a beautiful, low-maintenance lawn that requires minimal resources to thrive. By choosing our artificial turf, you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits for years to come. Contact us now for estimate for your sports turf field, residential turf, golf putting turf, and more!


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Kermit Verrill