8 Reasons to Use Artificial Turf for Schools and Playgrounds

Schools and playgrounds are places where kids spend their younger years as they interact and play. Customize these areas using artificial turf, a material that comes from synthetic fibers and offers more safety and durability than natural grass. Goat Turf provides quality turf for schools and playgrounds, helping owners build beautiful and functional spaces. Here are a few reasons to choose artificial turf for your school or playground:

1. Beautiful Appearance

When customizing an outdoor area or playground, you want the space to not only be functional but also attractive. Artificial turf provides a vibrant green color to enhance the appearance of a space. Synthetic turf is also available in various shades of green, allowing you to choose one that better suits the space. Synthetic turf also retains its appearance to look beautiful all year long. Unlike natural grass that degrades when exposed to hot summers and cold winters, artificial turf withstands the elements and remains attractive no matter the season.

2. Better Cushioning

Depending on the sport, players are prone to injuries due to accidental falls. The surface beneath natural grass is usually hard ground, a poor shock absorber that increases the risk of injuries. Artificial turf features a padding or underlayment that absorbs shock when a player falls on it. That reduces the impact on the body and may help minimize the risk of injuries.

3. Safe Surface

Non-toxicity is another feature of the artificial grass we offer at Goat Turf. Being non-toxic means it contains safe materials for body contact, and kids can play on it without worrying about the risk of allergies. The other safety feature is that it is pest-free, which reduces bite risks. Since parents often prioritize safety for their kids, offering a safe surface for play will make your playground a preferred option.

4. Improved Cleanliness

When it rains, the soil on natural grass makes the space look muddy. When kids play in a muddy area, they will go home with clothes looking dirty, and with stains that are challenging to clean. Natural grass also leaves green stains on clothing, and these are also tough to remove. Artificial turf installation features geotextile that separates the aggregate from the soil, preventing the area from becoming muddy when it rains. Synthetic grass also doesn’t stain clothes, preventing unsightly marks on clothing.

5. Damage Resistant

Playground and school outdoor areas can be damaged by regular foot traffic and various sporting activities. Natural grass’s fibers are weak and sustain damage easily. The damage creates bare spots over time, and these require reseeding to restore their look. Continuous reseeding is not only labor intensive, it’s also costly. Artificial turf has strong fibers that withstand running, jumping, and sports for long periods. Repairing damaged artificial turf is also easy to restore its look. A turf repair expert just needs to cut out the damaged area and replace it with a new patch. That is unlike reseeding natural grass, which takes several weeks and makes the ground unusable for that period.

6. Better Drainage

Natural grass playgrounds are often susceptible to flooding when it rains. The soil beneath doesn’t allow water to pass through it very quickly, rendering the area unusable for a while. Artificial turf has tiny holes to allow rainwater to pass through it, which helps avoid pooling. When installing synthetic turf we use a suitable sub-base made of rock or aggregate that drains quickly. We also level the area appropriately to remove irregularities that may cause drainage issues. A playground with proper drainage is usable no matter the season, even when it rains.

7. Minimal Maintenance

If your school or playground has natural grass, various high-maintenance tasks come with it. You must water it regularly, and if you live in a particularly dry area, this can be time-consuming. You must also fertilize the area to provide key nutrients, mow to maintain the desired height, and edge to keep the area neat. These maintenance requirements are time-consuming and costly. Artificial turf eliminates watering, fertilizing, mowing, and edging because it doesn’t grow. The only maintenance needed for artificial grass involves occasionally blowing or raking up leaves and twigs.

8. Improved Eco-friendliness

Schools may benefit from choosing materials that do not harm the environment. Artificial turf is good for the environment because it saves water, a resource that needs conservation to prevent depletion. Since synthetic grass doesn’t need fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, it prevents environmental pollution that can harm humans, pets, and wildlife. It also doesn’t need mowing or edging, saving the environment from carbon emissions produced by lawnmowers and edging equipment.

Get Artificial Turf for Your School or Playground

Whether you’re building a private or public playground, artificial grass’s safety, cleanliness, drainage, and durability are appealing benefits. Goat Turf will help you install synthetic grass in your desired play area and use high-grade techniques for better functionality, beauty, and longevity. We will help you choose quality turf products that suit your design needs and preferences. Reach out to our team today.