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Reasons to Install Artificial Grass in Schools

Artificial grass is a cost-effective, low maintenance alternative to real turf for schools and playgrounds. It is versatile and lasts a long time, so it’s perfect for a wide range of uses.

In this month’s blog at Putt It Right Ltd we look at the reasons to install artificial grass in schools and playgrounds. Call us in Lancaster on 01524 823734 for more details.

Low Maintenance

One of the main advantages artificial grass has over real turf is its low maintenance requirements. Lawns need regular mowing, fertilising, weeding and more. This costs a lot of time and money, depending on whether you hire someone to do the work or undertake the tasks yourself.

Using high-quality artificial grass for schools and playgrounds will ensure those areas will remain in excellent condition for a long time, no matter what they are used for. The initial cost for installation will also be more cost-effective than hiring a contractor to maintain the real turf over time.

Safe to Use All Year Round

During winter months or periods of heavy rainfall, turfed areas with real grass are often not appropriate areas for pupils to play in. Large puddles can collect, making the ground muddy. If children run through this, their shoes become slippery, which increases the risk of falling and hurting themselves.

These time restrictions mean that youngsters can’t enjoy their outside play areas during breaks at school or in the park. Local councils and schools with a small amount of space for children to play in would benefit from artificial grass as it can be used throughout the year.

Child safety is a priority in any play area and artificial grass does not have the hazardous mud, puddles and other slippery surfaces that real turf does. The material also complies with BSEN1177: 1998 for the Critical Fall Height with a foam system under the surface to help prevent serious injury.

Highly Versatile

You can install artificial grass surfaces for a variety of uses, including:

  • Playgrounds
  • Football Pitches
  • Tennis Courts

As the original use of this product was sports fields, it is designed to mimic real grass. This means that when a ball bounces or rolls on the artificial surface, it will do so in a similar way to a real one.

Find Out More

For more information about installing artificial grass in schools and playgrounds, contact our team at Putt in Right today. Call us in Lancaster on 01524 823734 or 07903 793701, or send us a message via the contact form for a prompt response.

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