August 23, 2022

Artificial grass is a popular solution for Kennewick playgrounds these days owing to its simple maintenance and safety ratings. Read more for ideas to create a good-looking and safe play space the Southwest Greens way.



Artificial grass will look beautiful on your play space, but that’s just one of the numerous reasons why people and municipal authorities are using it on playgrounds. Here are some of the major benefits.



When you select Southwest Greens you select a reputable company and system that is tested independently. IPEMA Certified artificial turf and cushion for playgrounds are ideal for yards, schools, and communities. Our Play Collection not only looks good but also characteristics like thick padding under the grass surface to soften falls. You won’t have to bother regarding hazardous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with synthetic turf either. Harsh chemicals like these are absorbed into clothes and skin long after first contact and are a huge concern for adults and kids alike.



Thanks to our fantastic Research and Development team, our turf provides the perfect combination of aesthetics and durability. Our turf blades employs high-end raw materials and resins to look like natural grass.

Contemplate installing an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the grass cool even on the hottest summer days. This layer of coating is applied to the sand infill and activated by adding moisture (rain or a quick splash from the hose), to provide substantial cooling for hot days.



Synthetic turf is the perfect pick for areas subject to high foot traffic like playgrounds, because of its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection guarantees enhanced shock absorption even in those spots which receives a regular beating (like the spot at the end of a slide or the bottom of a fireman pole). You can count on it to be there for years to come.



The absorbent pad underlayer of Southwest Greens turf gives fast drainage both laterally and vertically. Consequently, downpours will not leave muddy spots, and you do not have to bother about storm-run-off exposing the play area to chemicals. For this reason many parks and municipalities, schools, and daycares have decided to install synthetic turf on their play area.



If you want to build an attractive and safe playground, we have several ideas to help you get started with your planning.



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Start by picking a amusing theme for your playground. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list is endless! Don’t be scared to combine concepts to find the perfect playground layout for your project.


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Playground equipment can get hot on the dog days of summer. Today there are several alternatives for installing unnatural shade to combat this issue. Be sure to have a reputable contractor install these shade tents, so they meet all safety needs.



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Kids grow up quickly. If you are thinking about installing a playground, you should consider adding other areas that will appeal to the older little ones, too. Including items like swing sets and standard monkey rails alongside your playground equipment will accommodate different age groups.



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Even if many playgrounds are closed after dark, adding illumination can give your space a beautiful focal point at night while providing security. Just be sure if you choose add ground lighting that you go with LED bulbs. LED lights do not produce as much heat as incandescent bulbs, which which means they're great for artificial grass.



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With artificial turf, you can add more than just the fun of a playground to a recreation area. Children love to roll down and run around hills. You can make ridges around the play equipment to offer a fun and different 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 of Eastern Washington, 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 yo ready to craft your new playground? Southwest Greens of Eastern Washington is here for you. Our team of experts can guide you design and install the perfect play area for your space. Connect with us today for a free consultation.