August 23, 2022

Synthetic grass is a popular solution for Flagstaff playgrounds these days owing to its easy maintenance and safety ratings. Read on for ideas to create a good-looking and safe playground the Southwest Greens way.



Synthetic turf will look good on your play space, but that’s not the only reason people and town officials are installing it on playgrounds. The following are some of the top advantages.



When you choose Southwest Greens you pick a reputable company and system that is tested independently. IPEMA Certified synthetic turf and cushion for playgrounds are perfect for backyards, schools, and communities. Our Play Collection not only looks good but also features thick padding below the turf surface to soften falls. You don’t have to bother about hazardous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with artificial turf either. Hard chemicals like these are absorbed into clothes and skin much later after first contact and are a great concern for adults and children alike.



Thanks to our fantastic Research and Development team, our grass provides the perfect fusion of aesthetics and endurance. Our grass blades uses top of the line raw materials and resins to replicate natural grass.

Contemplate adding an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the turf cool even on the warmer summer days. This layer of coating is applied to the sand filling and triggered by adding moisture (precipitation or a quick sprinkle from the hose), to give significant cooling for hot days.



Synthetic turf is a wonderful pick for areas subject to high foot traffic like playgrounds and play areas, thanks to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection ensures better shock absorption even in those areas that might receive a regular beating (like the spot at the end of a slide or the bottom of a fireman pole). You can rely on it to last for years to come.



The porous pad underlayer of Southwest Greens turf offers rapid drainage both laterally and vertically. Therefore, downpours will not have muddy spots, and you don’t have to be concerned about storm-run-off exposing the play area to chemicals. This is why many parks and municipalities, schools, and daycares have chosen to install artificial grass on their playgrounds.



If you are looking to design a good looking and safe play area, we have several ideas to guide you get your plannning started.



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Start by choosing a entertaining theme for your play area. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list keeps going! Don’t be scared to combine concepts to find the right playground layout for your situation.


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Playground equipment can get hot on the dog days of summer. Today there are numerous alternatives for installing unnatural shade to combat this issue. Make sure to have a reputable contractor install these shade tents, so they satisfy all safety requirements.



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Kids grow so fast. If you are going to install a play area, you should consider adding other areas that will appeal to the older little ones, too. Including items like swing sets and standard monkey rails alongside your playground equipment will suit all age groups.



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Even if most playgrounds are closed at night, adding lighting can offer your space a gorgeous focal point at night while also providing security. Be sure if you decide to add ground lighting that you choose LED bulbs. LED lights don’t generate as much heat as standard bulbs, which means they are ideal for synthetic turf.



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With synthetic turf, you can add more than just the fun of a playground to a recreation area. Children love to play on hills. You can design ridges towards the edges of the play equipment to provide a fun and exciting spin on things.



The utmost priority of playgrounds should be safety. Artificial turf provides a safer environment for kids to play hard. At Southwest Greens Flagstaff, we take this seriously so you can have the best. Our independently tested systems include the following  ASTM quality and safety standards:

  • ASTM quality and safety standards:
  • ASTM 1292-09 (Fall Height)
  • ASTM F 1551 (Coefficient of Friction)
  • BS 7044 (Water Infiltration)
  • BS 7044 (Water Infiltration)
  • ASTM F 1951-99 (ADA)
  • ASTM D2854 & FF 170 (Surface Flammability)
  • ASTM F 2765 (Heavy Metal Content)
  • ASTM D 2256-02 (Tensile Strength)


Are you prepared to craft your new playground? Southwest Greens Flagstaff is here to help. Our team of experts can help you spec and install the perfect play area for your space. Feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.