Artificial Grass for Playgrounds

Regardless of whether a playground is located in public or on private land, safety is paramount. Families may be visiting a public park in the immediate vicinity of their home, or children might be playing in a small playground built in their own backyard. Children might even be excitedly playing games in the playground at school during their lunchtime on a daily basis. Playgrounds can be found in a vast array of different locations, which also means that kids can get involved in unfortunate accidents. Injuries may involve the playground equipment itself that has not been cared for, although they mostly occur due to unintentional slips and falls.
It is extremely important that the levels of safety in any playground that sees a high level of child foot-traffic should remain as consistently high as possible, but regrettably this is not practical in everyday "real-world" terms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that, "emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries... About 75% of nonfatal injuries related to playground equipment occur on public playgrounds" annually.
However, the introduction of synthetic turf into areas where kids run around, play, and can potentially fall over and injure themselves have helped to reduce injuries. Long-term playground safety is thankfully improving due to the numerous benefits that a faux turf installation can offer, including:
• Playgrounds built in years past commonly featured hard concrete floors that have injured countless adults and children alike. Softer artificial turf surfaces help to cushion the impact if someone falls, which ultimately decreases injury rates while still offering the same consistent look and feel.
• Manmade lawns are tremendously resilient in regards to foot-traffic, and there is no mud present like there is with real grass; just think, no more dirty mud stains on your child's clothing when they have finished playing!
• Non-natural grass surfaces do not need to be watered like real grass, and this decrease in water usage means that it is much more environmentally friendly. Furthermore, synthetic products boast extremely good drainage systems under the top layer, so areas that endure high rainfall levels on a frequent basis will not flood. These playground areas also do not suffer from displacement like those that utilize sand, loose woodchips or loose rubberized chips.
• Synthetic grass does not eventually harden, crack or split like rubberized playground flooring does due to extreme weather.
• Artificial blades of grass do not create troublesome allergies and other irritants that could ruin's a child's playtime, and weeds are absent as well.
Finally, since faux lawns are not as moisture-rich as the real thing, the presence of insects and other pests is almost entirely eliminated, which means no more fire ants and other pesky problems!
As stated by PlaygroundSafety.org, "67% [of incidents] involved falls or equipment failure." This is a terrifying statistic when you imagine the amount of children all over the globe who enjoy visiting the public playground on the weekends, or those who spend time playing during their lunchtime at school on weekdays.
It is vital that the ground surface used in the design and layout of all playground areas is protective and can help to decrease injuries as opposed to encouraging them. Consequently, an artificial grass installation can help to significantly increase the safety of anyone who ventures onto a playground, especially since the material dries so swiftly, which means that children can almost instantly play on the surface following a rainfall.

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