August 23, 2022

Artificial grass is the most in-demand solution for Greenwich playgrounds these days due to its simple maintenance and safety ratings. Read on for ideas to build a good-looking and safe play space the Southwest Greens way.



Synthetic turf will look good on your play area, but that’s not the only reason people and municipal authorities are using it on playgrounds. These are some of the major reasons.



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



Thanks to our wonderful Research and Development team, our grass gives the perfect fusion of aesthetics and endurance. Our grass blades uses premium raw materials and resins to look like natural turf.

Consider adding an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the turf temperature even on the heated summer days. This precoat is applied to the sand infill and triggered by adding moisture (precipitation or a quick sprinkle from the hose), to offer substantial cooling for hot days.



Artificial turf is the perfect option for areas subject to high foot traffic like play areas, because of its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection guarantees improved shock absorption even in those areas which receives a regular beating (like the area 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 absorbent pad underlayer of Southwest Greens grass gives fast drainage both vertically and laterally. Therefore, excessive rain won't create muddy spots, and you won’t have to be concerned about storm-run-off exposing the play area to chemicals. Thus many parks and communities, schools, and daycares have decided to install artificial grass on their playgrounds.



If you’re looking to build a good looking and safe playground, we have a few ideas to aid you start your planning.



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Start by picking a entertaining theme for your play area. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list goes on and on! Do not be afraid to blend concepts to find the perfect play area layout for your project.


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Equipment on playgrounds can get hot on the dog days of summer. Today there are numerous alternatives for installing unnatural shade to fight against 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 thinking about installing a playground, you should consider adding other areas that will appeal to the older little ones, too. Including things like swing sets and standard monkey bars alongside your playground equipment will accommodate different age groups.



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Even if majority of the playgrounds are shut down after dark, adding illumination can give your space a beautiful focal point at night while also providing security. Be sure if you choose to install ground lighting that you pick LED bulbs. LED lights don’t make as much heat as incandescent bulbs, which means they are ideal for artificial grass.



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With artificial turf, you can give more than just the fun of a playground to a recreation area. Children love to roll down and run around hills. You can create ridges towards the edges of the play equipment to provide a fun and exciting spin on things.



The highest priority of playgrounds should be safety. Artificial turf offers a safer environment for children to play hard. At Southwest Greens of Connecticut, we take this seriously so you can have the best. We independently test systems; ASTM quality and safety standards include:

  • 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 yo ready to craft your new playground? Southwest Greens of Connecticut is here to help. Our team of experts can assist you create and install the perfect play area for your space. Contact us today for a free consultation.