January 11, 2022

Synthetic turf for a better and safer play environment.


Debating whether to install traditional grass and mulch or a synthetic play surface? We’re here for you! Let us answer the top questions about turf for playgrounds. Let us teach you about the top benefits of artificial turf playgrounds.


IS ARTIFICIAL GRASS IDEAL FOR Toronto PLAYGROUNDS?

Thanks to its high-durability design, artificial grass makes an excellent choice for playgrounds and play areas. Not only does it reduce maintenance work, but it’ll stay stunning year-round. Neither rain, nor snow, nor sunshine will affect the color of the turf, providing you the best return on investment available.

Additionally, artificial turf on playgrounds meets the highest standards as defined by the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association. Southwest Greens turf products are specialized to offer a safer surface with enhanced shock absorption to soften trips and falls.


DOES ARTIFICIAL TURF GET HOT?

Conventional wisdom states that synthetic turf has a reputation of getting hot in the summer. However, because of R&D, there are ways to help keep your turf’s surface temperature cool. Our answer is called HydroChill®.

HydroChill® is straightforward add-on to the turf’s infill providing an average cooling of 30°-50° and works naturally when moistened by irrigation, rainfall, and dew. As the turf surface is warmed by sunlight, stored moisture is released by HydroChill® turf. When moisture evaporates, it removes heat, leaving a cooler, more comfortable surface for the players. Watch a video of HydroChill® in action here.


HOW MUCH DOES ARTIFICAL PLAYGROUND TURF COST?

We know that when you’re looking for turf, you are looking for pricing, which will allow you to plan accordingly. Because it’s a challenge to offer an exact price without the specifics of your project, we can estimate a price of $15 - $30+ per square foot for a playground turf installation.

Note, there are many elements that factor into final pricing. Here are a few factors that affect pricing:

  • Base Materials
  • Turf size
  • Design
  • Padding
  • Site access & prep
  • Features
  • Installation costs

 

The best way to determine how much your playground makeover will cost is to schedule a free consultation with Southwest Greens Ontario.


HOW LONG DOES ARTIFICIAL TURF LAST?

We can only speak for ourselves, but some of our installations are 20 years old or older. To this day, they still have the bright green color and texture of organic grass.

Our UV-resistant artificial turf products last because they are manufactured to handle temperature fluctuations, extreme weather, and heavy foot traffic for all-year use. All installations come complete with a one-year workmanship warranty and manufacturer's warranty to cover fading.


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ARTIFICIAL TURF?

Installing artificial turf is an investment, but it is definitely worth it. Here are just some of the reasons to install artificial playgound turf.

Safety First

The safety pad underlayment is installed under the turf to help ease trips and falls while reducing injury. It is highly elastic which provides amazing shock absorption. Playground turf from Southwest Greens Ontario is International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) Certified, so you can rest easy knowing our surfaces are held to the highest standards.

Enhanced Drainage Capabilities

The porous pad underlayment improves drainage vertically and laterally while addressing water storage. Complete with Microban® antimicrobial protection, Southwest Greens turf ensures a clean and well-drained play area safe for children of all ages to play on.

Durable And Long-Lasting

Our devotion to research and development allows us to offer the most high quality and cutting-edge products you can buy. Our UV-resistant synthetic turf products look new because they are built to stand up to extreme weather, temperature fluctuations, and heavy traffic for year-round use.

Reduced Heat Retention

Southwest Green playground turf products keep your play area cooler in hotter climate conditions versus rubber play area materials. To cool your turf even more, we suggest our innovative solution, HydroChill® — an optional add-in to your turf’s infill that provides an average reduction of 30°-50°.

Water Conserving

Nationally, landscape irrigation is estimated to be almost 1/3 of all residential water use, which totals almost 9 billion gallons per day. Because water scarcity is becoming more of an issue, it’s crucial to cut back wherever possible. Artificial turf eliminates the need to use so much water just to maintain a safe and beautiful play space.

Reduce Pollution

With synthetic grass, you will not need to apply weed-killing chemicals, fertilizers, and dangerous products to repel pests. This prevents water pollution and you’ll save money in the long run. What’s more, you eliminate the downtime required for these chemicals to be applied, and more importantly, lessen the chemicals in a children’s play area.


TRANSFORM YOUR PLAYGROUND

Ready for a safe, beautiful playground? Southwest Greens Ontario has the solution for you. Every project is custom designed and installed by professionals, so you’ll never have to do any of the heavy lifting. Reach out to us to schedule a consultation!

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