How to Use Playground Grass to Create a Safe and Engaging Outdoor Play Area

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How to Use Playground Grass to Create a Safe and Engaging Outdoor Play AreaIf you are designing a playground, whether it’s a small one for your home or a large one for a school, park, or other child-friendly space, one of the biggest challenges is finding the right materials to use that will ensure the children’s safety without detracting from the fun and engagement of a playground. Natural grass is a good option for some, but many find the challenges of maintaining it to be too intensive. If you want a play space with the look and feel of real grass without extensive maintenance requirements, playground grass is a great option.

One of the first things you’ll want to consider when designing your play space with artificial turf is what specific type of playground grass would be best for your needs. Different types may have varying heights, densities, and textures, which will all impact the playability of the surface. It’s also a good idea to consider installing safety features like impact-absorbing pads beneath the playground grass to help cushion falls and make it more comfortable underfoot.

Playground grass is also useful for establishing different play zones within a playground. Unlike natural grass, playground grass won’t struggle to grow in high-traffic areas, making it a great option for clearly marking out spaces within a playground. You can use landscaping features like planters, shrubs, or trees in conjunction with playground grass to help establish boundaries and provide an interesting and dynamic play space.

At ForeverLawn Mountain West, we carry high-quality playground grass that looks good and feels great. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have or work with you to choose the best playground grass for your project, so please do not hesitate to reach out.