August 23, 2022

Synthetic grass is a popular solution for Fresno playgrounds today due to its effortless maintenance and safety ratings. Read on for ideas to build a good-looking and safe playground the Southwest Greens way.



Artificial grass will look beautiful on your play area, but that’s just one of the numerous reasons why people and town officials are using it on playgrounds. The following are some of the primary advantages.



When you choose Southwest Greens you pick a reputable company and system that is independently tested. IPEMA Certified artificial grass and cushion for playgrounds are ideal 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 worry regarding dangerous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with synthetic turf either. Harsh chemicals like these are absorbed into clothes and skin much later after first contact and are a huge concern for adults and children alike.



Thanks to our marvelous Research and Development team, our grass gives the perfect combination of aesthetics and durability. Our grass blades uses top of the line raw materials and resins to look like natural turf.

Contemplate adding an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the grass cool even on the warmer summer days. This layer of coating is applied to the sand filling and triggered by adding moisture (precipitation or a quick spray from the hose), to give substantial cooling for hot days.



Synthetic turf is a fantastic pick for areas subject to high foot traffic like playscapes, thanks to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection guarantees better shock absorption even in those areas that might receive frequent beating (like the area at the end of a slide or the bottom of a fireman pole). You can trust on it to endure for years to come.



The absorbent pad underlayer of Southwest Greens grass gives rapid drainage both vertically and laterally. As a result, rainy days won't create muddy spots, and you do not have to worry about storm-run-off exposing the play area to chemicals. For this reason many parks and municipalities, schools, and daycares have chosen to install synthetic grass on their play area.



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



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Get started by selecting a amusing theme for your playground. 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 playground layout for your situation.


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Equipment on playgrounds can get hot on the dog days of summer. Nowadays there are numerous choices for installing unnatural shade to combat this issue. Make sure to get a reputable contractor install these shade tents, so they fulfill all safety requirements.



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Children grow up fast. If you are thinking about installing a playground, you should consider adding other areas that will appeal to the older little ones, too. Adding things like swing sets and standard monkey bars alongside your playground equipment will suit different age groups.



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Even if many playgrounds are shut down after dark, adding lighting can provide your space a beautiful focal point at night while adding security. Make sure if you choose to add ground lighting that you choose LED bulbs. LED lights don’t produce as much heat as standard bulbs, which makes them perfect for synthetic turf.



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With synthetic grass, you can create more than just the fun of a playground to a recreation area. Kids love to play on hills. You can design ridges around the play equipment to offer a fun and interesting spin on things.



The top priority of playing areas should be safety. Synthetic grass gives a safer space for children to play hard. At Southwest Greens of Fresno, 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 create your new playground? Southwest Greens of Fresno is here. Our team of professionals can assist you spec and install the perfect play area for your space. Connect with us today for a free consultation.