The Benefits of Installing Playground Turf

January 26, 2021

From daycare centers to school parks, to even your own backyard, there’s so many benefits to installing the right playground turf for children. In recent years, the popularity of synthetic grass has grown tremendously due to its low maintenance, durability, cleanliness, resistance to weather elements, and much more. We understand that it’s not always the easiest decision to make such a big switch, so we’re going to cover the many benefits of installing artificial turf:


Safer to play on
Artificial lawns are much safer than natural grass, as they are free of any weed killers, fertilizers, pesticides, or any other chemicals. They are completely safe for any child to play on, and if a child were to tumble, they are much easier on the skin than gravel or wood chips—resulting in fewer scraped knees. If installed properly, safe artificial grass for the playground also offers a cushion to help absorb shock and potentially minimize the severity of fall injuries.


Clean and pretty
When children play, they often come home covered in mud, only to be tracked through the car or house. And unlike regular grass, they can play all they want without the muddy shoes on artificial turf. Plus, it always looks nice, and eliminates puddles, which lead to wet and muddy clothing.


Resistant to weather elements
While rubber surfaces are a popular option to cover the ground at parks, they can crack, separate, and fade due to weather conditions over time. By using artificial turf instead, not only will it hold up during a variety of weather conditions, but it will always look great.


Eco-friendly and easy to maintain
As synthetic grass requires very little maintenance, once installed, you’ll be cutting down on the use of many different resources. There’s no need to water the grass, and it will always look squeaky clean. Plus, you never need to mow or trim, and you completely eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers.


Kids can run and play on artificial playground turf without it showing any signs of wear and tear. In fact, our synthetic grass can last up to 15 years before needing to replace it. Instead of remaining squished and muddy after being run on, artificial turf will spring right back due to its spongy material, and it will always look as good as new. You never have to worry about patches in the grass or muddy days after a rainstorm, as artificial turf has incredible drainage.

Now that we’ve covered a few major benefits, you might be wondering about the installation process—and the great news is, it’s super easy!


How to Install Artificial Turf for Playground Usage

With the proper team of certified professionals, artificial turf can easily be installed to create a safer and more enjoyable experience for children playing outdoors. A typical synthetic grass playground installation with padding will take about two days to complete. From pre-installation to the final groom, the experts at Arizona Luxury Lawns are absolutely transparent about every step of our intricate process.

  1. Frame your turf area with wood panels
  2. Level your base and place playground padding over top of the base layer
  3. Nail each individual pad down to the base from the middle of the pad
  4. Place your fake grass on top of the playground pads and nail turf to the framed area with deck screws or finished nails
  5. Use a non-abrasive infill, such as Durafill, which will disinfect
  6. If your turf needs to be seamed together, use seaming tape and glue, as opposed to nails


Discover High-Quality Synthetic Turf in Phoenix, Arizona

When it comes to installing synthetic turf, Phoenix and beyond, you need a team of experts that you can trust. With more than 45 years of combined experience in the artificial grass industry, our professional design staff, as well as our highly skilled installers, will ensure your project is handled with the utmost care.

So, how much does artificial grass in Tucson cost?

Since no project is the same, please contact us today to receive a free quote!

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