If your little ones need to let off some steam, why not create their own imaginative play area in your garden? Using artificial grass you can easily bring to life a stimulating, exciting play area that’s ideal for children wanting to make the most of the outdoors. At Grass Centre, we know that one of the most popular uses for our artificial grass is to create a safe, soft environment for kids playing outside. If you’re planning on designing your own adventure station in your garden, here’s how to get the most out of your space!
Running, jumping, skipping and playing can all lead to one thing, accidents! We can’t wrap them in cotton wool forever so it’s important that they have a space to let loose without worrying about injuring themselves. As little ones develop their motor skills, they’re prone to tripping and falling over, so why not avoid the tears by giving them a soft landing? Natural grass is a good option for a play area, however, no one wants muddy feet running into the house when playtime is over. A natural lawn will also bear the brunt of excessive wear very quickly, with patches and churned areas emerging very quickly. Artificial grass eliminates the need to constantly maintain a play area, offering all of the benefits of soft, safe grass while looking and feeling great all year round.
A playground that lasts through their childhood
Artificial grass is exceptionally durable and by using it in your children’s play area you can extend its lifespan. Many people choose a chip and bark mixture for their play areas, however this needs to be replaced and replenished around every 3 years as most of it tends to end up outside of the designated space. By switching to artificial grass, you can simply install it and let the kid’s run wild. A simple sweep or a good clean with our artificial grass power brush will keep it looking its best.
What is the best artificial grass for a kid’s play area?
We’re far from the days where there was only one type of artificial grass. Today, you can choose from an array of artificial grass to suit the needs of your space. Here’s what you need to look out for when choosing your grass.
- Does it feel soft? If your little one falls over you need to ensure that the impact is absorbed by the ground, not by their precious knees.
- Is the grass robust? A play area is the definition of a high-traffic area so you need an artificial grass that will withstand toys, feet and mischief!
- Is the grass practical for all children? A smooth surface is key for children with mobility issues so it’s important that you choose a grass that will enhance an even surface.
Our experts recommend choosing an artificial grass with at least a 30mm pile length. This not only gives the area the look of natural blades, it’s soft enough to withstand trips and falls. C-shaped blades are ideal when you have little feet running around all day, this shape is designed to give excellent bounce back. For a natural looking kid’s play area, opt for grass that has different tones within it. A mix of green and brown will look natural in any outdoor space, just like our popular child-friendly Super Soft C-Shaped 35mm artificial grass.
Whether you’re creating a kid’s play area in your home, in a play centre or in a school, our experts can help guide you to the right artificial lawn to make every play time – exceptional. Shop the full range of artificial grass today or contact a member of the team with any questions.