How your nursery can benefit from artificial grass
Artificial grass is becoming increasingly popular in nurseries, day care centres and schools. Outdoor spaces are important for children, enabling them to burn off some of that seemingly inexhaustible energy with constructive exercise and to learn about their environment. This is especially valuable for children who live in city centres and who may not have regular access to green spaces.
Play areas with artificial grass are a fun and safe way for children to experience the outdoor world. It provides a softer surface than concrete or paving, causing less stress on little joints and offering a springy landing if children fall, or for toddlers crawling over the grass.
Keeping up appearances
Being resistant to wear and tear, artificial grass is the perfect play surface for children., whose games naturally include plenty of running around and can sometimes get a little rough. It’s also simple to clean if any spillages occur, making it easy to keep hygienic.
Busy nurseries and schools inevitably have maintenance duties to take care of, and one of the benefits of artificial grass for an outdoor space is that needs very little maintenance. Once laid, it will take care of itself, only needing to be kept debris free. Trulawn has two types of fake lawn designed especially for children, both of which have a soft feel and a guarantee of at least eight years.
Play whatever the weather
Natural turf can become waterlogged and muddy after heavy rain, making it slippery or otherwise unsuitable for young children to play on. Artificial grass, on the other hand, is laid on a sub-base made of a type of limestone aggregate and grano dust, which provides easy drainage. There is no dirt in the grass, meaning it will not become muddy and is suitable for kids all year round.
Artificial grass needn’t only be installed in green. For schools and nurseries with more outdoor space, different coloured lawns can be used for designated play areas. This is useful in getting young children familiar with distinguishing which play activities can be enjoyed where: for example, separating space for ball games from that for skipping or imaginative play by using grey and red grasses.
Coloured grasses can also be used to enhance a themed area – green for a jungle theme, blue for marine or pirate themes, white for a polar or winter wonderland look – or simply to provide additional visual stimulation.
Budgeting is an inevitable part of running a nursery or school. From a business point of view, artificial grass is a sound option for outside play, being cost effective to install and negating the need for substantial ground maintenance. Natural grass must be mowed and weeded frequently in summer months; with fake turf, this isn’t necessary, meaning that budget can be allocated elsewhere.