Artificial turf is a common solution for Toronto playgrounds these days owing to its simple maintenance and safety ratings. Read more for ideas to design a attractive and safe playground the Southwest Greens way.
WHY ARTIFICIAL TURF?
Synthetic turf will look pretty on your playground, but that’s one of the handful reasons why people and local municipalities are using it on playgrounds. These are some of the major reasons.
When you select Southwest Greens you select a respected company and system that is tested independently. IPEMA Certified synthetic turf and cushion for playgrounds are ideal for gardens, schools, and communities. Our Play Collection not only looks stunning but also characteristics like thick padding under the turf surface to soften falls. You won’t have to bother about hazardous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with artificial turf either. Harsh chemicals like these are absorbed into clothes and skin much later after initial contact and are a great concern for adults and kids alike.
Thanks to our marvelous Research and Development team, our grass provides the perfect combination of aesthetics and durability. Our grass blades employs top of the line raw materials and resins to replicate natural turf.
Contemplate installing an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the grass cool even on the heated summer days. This layer of coating is applied to the sand infill and activated by adding moisture (rain or a quick spray from the hose), to offer significant cooling for hot days.
Artificial grass is the perfect choice for surfaces subject to high foot traffic like playscapes, thanks to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection ensures better shock absorption even in those spots that might receive a regular beating (like the spot at the end of a slide or the bottom of a fireman pole). You can trust on it to endure for years to come.
The porous pad underlayer of Southwest Greens grass gives fast drainage both vertically and laterally. Consequently, rain will not leave muddy spots, and you don’t have to bother about storm-run-off exposing the playground to chemicals. For this reason many parks and municipalities, schools, and daycares have chosen to install artificial turf on their play area.
MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL
If you want to create a good looking and safe playground, we have a few ideas to help you start your planning.
CHOOSE A THEME
Start by selecting a fun theme for your playground. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list is endless! Don’t be afraid to mix and match concepts to find the ideal playground layout for your circumstances.
Equipment on playgrounds can get hot on the dog days of summer. Nowadays there are many choices for installing artificial shade to fight against this issue. Be sure to have a reputable contractor install these shade tents, so they fulfill all safety needs.
GIVE ROOM TO GROW
Kids grow so fast. If you are thinking about installing a play area, you should consider adding other areas that will appeal to the older little ones, too. Adding items like swing sets and standard monkey bars alongside your playground equipment will accommodate different age groups.
Even if most playgrounds are closed at night, adding illumination can provide your space a attractive focal point at night while also providing security. Be sure if you choose to add ground lighting that you go with LED bulbs. LED lights don’t make as much heat as regular bulbs, which which means they're perfect for artificial grass.
CREATE INTERESTING SURFACES
With artificial grass, you can provide more than just the fun of a playground to a recreation area. Children love to play on hills. You can design ridges surrounding the play equipment to offer a fun and interesting spin on things.
The highest priority of playgrounds should be safety. Artificial turf gives a safer environment for children to play hard. At Southwest Greens Ontario, we take this seriously so you can have the best. We independently test systems; ASTM quality and safety standards include:
- ASTM quality and safety standards:
- ASTM 1292-09 (Fall Height)
- ASTM F 1551 (Coefficient of Friction)
- BS 7044 (Water Infiltration)
- BS 7044 (Water Infiltration)
- ASTM F 1951-99 (ADA)
- ASTM D2854 & FF 170 (Surface Flammability)
- ASTM F 2765 (Heavy Metal Content)
- ASTM D 2256-02 (Tensile Strength)
LET’S BUILD YOUR PLAYGROUND
Ready to craft your new playground? Southwest Greens Ontario is here for you. Our team of experts can help you spec and install the perfect play area for your space. Feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.