Whether you are landscaping your own garden or updating the outdoor space for a children’s nursery, artificial grass makes an ideal surface.
Making safe, clean surfaces child’s play
The Health & Safety legislation governing children’s play areas is quite rightly stringent, with heavy penalties for non-compliance. However, you will no doubt genuinely want to keep little ones (and not so little ones) safe and happy too, by offering outdoor fun that avoids injury.
You may also want to avoid streams of parents complaining about muddy, stained clothing too, from children ‘being children’ on traditional grass play surfaces!
Green safety surface solution
All of this makes it a complex task to design and improve gardens, parks, school grounds, nurseries and other places where children gather and play. One of the best solutions is to lay artificial grass down.
It can be used as a non-slip safety surface around play equipment or to create an outdoor area for ball games, cartwheels, handstands and all the other physical joys of childhood.
Green as Grass is increasingly called on to supply – or to supply and install – a quality product suitable for education and leisure environments. So, what makes fake grass so child-friendly?
Hygienic play surfaces
Let’s start with a crucial factor post-pandemic. Creating or renovating play surfaces using artificial grass offers the reassurance that your regular cleaning procedures will extend right across external areas where children play.
The high quality (and realistic looking) Manhattan artificial grass that we sell is impervious to cleaning products – including disinfectant – and it can be easily deep cleaned.
The same certainly can’t be said of many alternative play area surfaces!
Creates hypoallergic play areas
Even before COVID-19, anyone planning improvements or new builds in spaces used by children had a long list of health issues to consider. One of the advantages of using fake grass is that it won’t trigger anyone’s hayfever or asthma! No grass pollen or mites.
In fact, as it is so robust, durable and easy to clean, it eliminates many of the pollutants that cause childhood allergies.
No harmful chemicals
You need to keep in mind though, that not all fake grass can provide the same level of quality and environmental assurances we offer. We would be pleased to discuss the technical structure of our artificial grass, but in a nutshell, it contains no heavy metals or any other toxic ingredients.
Able to withstand child’s play, and more
The way our fake turf is engineered is incredibly advanced. Though it looks and feels like real grass, it creates an incredibly robust play surface that can withstand all the footfall that’s part of everyday life in a child-orientated public building, leisure centre or commercial enterprise.
You can safely put trampolines on fake grass of this calibre, along with goalposts, slides, climbing frames, swings and all the usual play equipment that make children happy. Along with seating and picnic benches.
Soft landings for children
Despite the fact that our high-quality artificial turf is hardwearing, it still offers a reasonable level of pliancy when children inevitably fall and trip.
It is certainly a softer landing than many alternative forms of play area surfacing materials.
Many schools, nurseries and leisure facilities still cling to natural grass as the best surface for child’s play and a wide range of sporting endeavours.
However, this leaves you with all year round maintenance work and totally at the mercy of the British weather. That pristine school playing field can become a total mud bath, or dry and yellow, even with the highest levels of groundsmanship.
Installing artificial turf of the calibre we use dispenses with all that work, worry and expense!
You have a pristine playing surface for children and young people, that is totally unaffected by the environment. Which also means it can be used throughout the year.
Quote for artificial turf for play surfaces
There are two more key reasons that artificial grass goes well with anywhere children gather. It looks so good and it is so easy to maintain and clean that you can even use it indoors!
Plus, we can supply versatile artificial turf to fit any type or size of space, and you may well be surprised how affordable it is. We can also supply DBS-checked installers on request.
Give us a call to get the ball rolling!
Always choose top quality artificial grass for children’s play areas. Inferior products will quickly wear out and may shed its tufts. Manhattan Artificial Grass is durable, good looking and has a special PU backing to help it repel moisture and odours.