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Creating a safe playing area with artificial grass

Posted on: 18th May, 2015

Whether you’re looking for a suitable playing surface for children in a schoolyard, public play space or even just your back garden, safety is paramount. Often we think that to create this necessary level of safety, we have to sacrifice the natural look of the play area, utilising wood chippings or rubber surfaces. These are all well and good, but wouldn’t it be great if you could combine the safety of these surfaces with the great looking area that you always had in mind? Artificial grass is the natural compromise.

For many home and garden applications, a good quality artficial grass provides a substantial amount of cushioning. With a thick 30 to 40mm pile it feels just like walking on a thick carpet, only its outside! For domestic use around a home climbing frame or swingset for example, it provides an easy to maintain, mud-free playing space that children will love when the inevitable tips and tumbles arrive.

For commercial or public environments, artificial grass can also be laid on top of shock pads to achieve a certfied critical fall height. These are provided by Perfectly Green and jigsaw together for easy installation. Each pad is fully certified to a given fall height, and greater certified heights can be achieved through a combination of different sets of shock pads. Today’s post is not for the detail, but rest assured this is a very versatile system that can be adapted to all school playgrounds and play areas, public parks or children’s playgrounds. It’s also worth pointing out, that with artificial grass, it is Perfectly Green’s shock pads that carry the fall height certification, rather than the artificial grass itself, meaning you actually get even more padding depending on the grass you choose. This also means that you can confidently pick a long or short artificial grass blade length depending on your preferences (shorter grass is often preferred for sports areas) without having to worry about whether or not that grass is certified.

Hopefully this post has given you a little bit of information on how artificial grass can be used to create a safe playing environment for children. However, if you’d like to learn more about the different options available, then please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Perfectly Green on 0845 0570 777 who will be happy to discuss any questions with you.


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