If you run a daycare, preschool, or child care center, it’s vitally important to have an area for the children to play outdoors and get necessary exercise. Playground equipment such as slides, swings, and climbing equipment are all great ways for children to enjoy the outside. However, keeping the grass in these areas green, pest free, and well maintained can be quite difficult. If you’re experiencing issues with this process, it may be time to consider the benefits of artificial turf for outdoor playground areas. Installing artificial turf can be a great way to keep children’s playground areas clean, safe, and fun, and has the following additional benefits:
Cleaner Play Area
When you opt to install artificial turf on your playground area, you’ll have a cleaner area for the children to play. Grass and dirt playgrounds can become muddy or dirty, with the environment that the children have access to changing with the seasons. An artificial turf play area stays consistent, meaning that the children can get outside to play no matter the weather. This, in turn, can make classes go more smoothly and the day an easier experience overall.
Lower Maintenance Costs
After the initial investment, artificial turf requires no maintenance cost. This means that you won’t have to pay to have the playground area mowed, sprayed, or maintained, saving you money throughout the year. You can eventually use the money that you’ve saved for improving the playground equipment, upgrading the playground area, and other necessary enhancements.
Additional Padding Around Playground Equipment
When you opt for artificial turf around your playground equipment, you can also add extra padding where it’s most needed. This means that if there are areas where children frequently fall and injure themselves on the playground, such as under the swings, at the foot of the slide, or near the climbing bars, you can consider installing extra padding under the turf in these areas to cushion their falls. This can help reduce the number of playground injuries, while still allowing children to enjoy outdoor playtime.
No Need for Pest Removal
Grass playgrounds can bring unwanted guests with them – namely insects and pests. Artificial turf eliminates this as an issue, leaving no natural environment for them to live in. If you opt to have artificial turf installed, you automatically limit or eliminate the need for ongoing pest control services. You’ll also keep children from being exposed to said pests.
If you’re ready to have a safer, cleaner play area for your school or daycare, it may be time to opt for artificial turf. Contact Texas Custom Turf today to learn how we can assist you as you create the perfect play area for your students.