These days there are plenty of choices when it comes to surfacing schools and playgrounds. Rubber, interlocking tiles and mulch has been popular, however artificial grass has become the go-to choice for many school playgrounds and play areas.
Why is artificial grass so great? Here are 5 benefits of artificial turf for schools:
A lot of rain can turn natural grass into a muddy mess, making it unsafe and often out-of-bounds for students. Some areas can take days to dry out before students are free to play again.
Artificial grass is great in all weather. The grass is perforated, so when it rains the water drains away quickly and won’t leave puddles and mud like it would with natural grass.
This means the students can get back outside quicker and teachers don’t have to worry about them walking muddy footprints back into the classroom after break time.
On the other hand, hot Queensland summers can dry out natural grass and turn into a dust bowl, so installing UV protected artificial grass will ensure it stays looking great and dust free throughout the hottest days of the year.
Artificial turf isn’t slippery and can even include an impact-absorbing layer which helps lessen the impact when children fall while playing on playground equipment. When well maintained, it will also ensure the ground under the playground is free of sticks, stones and other debris that could hurt children during play.
Many children are sensitive to grass and have allergies from pollen, grass seeds or insects. Installing artificial grass is a great way to minimise allergic reactions as it is hypoallergenic and if washed frequently, dust free.
It’s an obvious fact that artificial grass requires less maintenance than regular, natural grass. There’s no need to worry about mowing, trimming edges, fertilising, weeding or watering, which will save your school a lot of money in the long run. Your grass will look great all year round with very little effort.
Maintaining artificial grass is easy as it’s stain resistant and tough. You only need to use a hose, or at most a brush to remove dirt and dust.
There’s always going to be high-traffic in school play areas, so it makes sense to use a surface that is durable. Natural grass isn’t always the best option for high-traffic areas as it becomes worn out and needs replacing, whereas artificial grass can withstand heavy-traffic and is built to last year after year.
Types of artificial grass for schools
At Luxe Turf we offer two types of commercial turf that are especially suited to be used in schools.
Leisure Turf 20 – This artificial grass is soft and safe, yet still one of the toughest and most durable turfs available. It has a mid-pile height, it’s thick and soft and easy to maintain.
Forever Turf – A gorgeous turf that is inspired by Australian greens and textures. At 35mm high, it’s extremely durable and will look great every day of the year.
As you can see, artificial grass is a great option for schools and playgrounds. If you’d like to know more about our artificial grass and how Luxe Turf provide beautiful artificial turf for your play areas, contact us today