A school, park or backyard playground is a rough-and-tumble place, with bumps and trips happening every day. Playgrounds have changed in design in recent years to make them structurally safer, preventing wood from rotting or chipping. The material used below the playground has changed, too: where some facilities once laid down gravel, torn grass or wood chips has become a key location for shock-absorbent synthetic grass. Synthetic turf can make your playground a safer place for your children to play, working to reduce the risk of injuries. Learn more about the benefits of artificial turf on your playground!
Increased Support & Traction for Walking
Natural grass can be slippery, with the blades being pushed on top of one another preventing someone from getting traction from the dirt and rocks underneath. Due to its even distribution of rubber infill, a shoe is able to get proper traction on the grass as well as even support, reducing the risk of injury. If natural grass is left under a playground, a child running around could easily trip, spraining or twisting their ankle on a rock or tree root. The shock absorbency layer of turf will provide your child with better agility as they run and play.
Shock Absorbency for Falls
Your synthetic turf comes with a built-in shock absorbency layer that will absorb the pressure from falls. While the initial impact can still be hard, the layer will take the brunt of the fall and reduce the injuries sustained during play. At Turf Prep, we use high-grade rubber infill to provide the safest experience for our customers. While the infill may shift due to winds and being kicked out of place, during our maintenance visits, we will be able to redistribute the rubber in order to keep your children safe.
Synthetic Turf Installations in Playgrounds in Boston, Medford, Woburn & Burlington MA
If you are interested in having synthetic turf installed under your home or commercial playground, contact Turf Prep today! We perform installations and maintenance across New England. Turf Prep can be reached by calling 1-877-774-8873 or by filling out our online form.