August 23, 2022

Artificial grass is the most in-demand solution for Charlotte playgrounds in recent years thanks to its easy maintenance and safety ratings. Read more for ideas to build a good-looking and safe play area the Southwest Greens way.



Artificial turf will look good on your play space, but that’s one of the handful reasons why people and municipal authorities are using it on playgrounds. The following are some of the primary advantages.



When you choose Southwest Greens you select a reputable company and system that is tested independently. IPEMA Certified artificial grass and cushion for playgrounds are ideal for yards, schools, and communities. Our Play Collection not only looks good but also features thick padding below the turf surface to soften falls. You don’t have to bother regarding hazardous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with synthetic grass either. Harmful 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 fantastic Research and Development team, our grass provides the ideal combination of aesthetics and durability. Our grass blades utilize top of the line raw materials and resins to look like natural turf.

Think about adding an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the turf cool even on the warmer summer days. This layer of coating is applied to the sand infill and triggered by adding moisture (precipitation or a quick splash from the hose), to provide substantial cooling for hot days.



Artificial turf is the perfect option for surfaces subject to high foot traffic like playscapes, due to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection guarantees better shock absorption even in those areas that might receive frequent beating (like the spot at the end of a slide or the bottom of a fireman pole). You can rely on it to endure for years to come.



The porous pad underlayer of Southwest Greens grass offers rapid drainage both vertically and horizontally. Therefore, downpours will not leave muddy spots, and you will not have to be concerned about storm-run-off exposing the play area to chemicals. For this reason many parks and communities, schools, and daycares have elected to install artificial grass on their playgrounds.



If you’re looking to design an attractive and safe play area, we have several ideas to aid you get your plannning started.



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Start by selecting a entertaining theme for your playground. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list keeps going! Do not be afraid to blend concepts to find the perfect play area layout for your situation.


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Equipment on playgrounds can get hot on the dog days of summer. Nowadays there are several alternatives for installing artificial shade to combat this problem. Be sure to have a trusted contractor install these shade tents, so they satisfy all safety requirements.



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Children grow up faster then we realize. If you’re going to install a playground, you should contemplate adding other areas that will appeal to the older little ones, too. Including items like swing sets and standard monkey bars alongside your playground equipment will suit various age groups.



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Even if most playgrounds are closed at night, adding lighting can give your space a beautiful focal point at night while also providing security. Just be sure if you choose to add ground lighting that you choose LED bulbs. LED lights don’t create as much heat as standard bulbs, which means they are ideal for artificial turf.



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



The highest priority of playing areas should be safety. Synthetic grass gives a safer environment for children to play hard. At Southwest Greens Charlotte, we take this seriously so you can have the best. Our independently tested systems include the following  ASTM quality and safety standards:

  • 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 you prepared to craft your new playground? Southwest Greens Charlotte is here. Our team of experts can guide you spec and install the perfect play area for your space. Feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.