August 23, 2022

Synthetic turf is a common solution for Atlanta playgrounds these days owing to its simple maintenance and safety ratings. Read more for ideas to build a beautiful and safe play space the Southwest Greens way.



Synthetic grass will look beautiful on your play space, but that’s one of the handful reasons why people and town officials are installing it on playgrounds. These are a few of the top reasons.



When you select Southwest Greens you choose a reputable company and system that is independently tested. IPEMA Certified synthetic turf and cushion for playgrounds are ideal for yards, schools, and communities. Our Play Collection not only looks great but also features thick padding below the turf surface to soften falls. You don’t have to be concerned regarding dangerous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with synthetic grass either. Hard chemicals like these are absorbed into clothes and skin much later after first contact and are a major concern for adults and children alike.



Thanks to our fantastic Research and Development team, our turf gives the perfect combination of aesthetics and endurance. Our grass blades employs premium raw materials and resins to replicate natural turf.

Contemplate adding an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the grass cool even on the warmer summer days. This precoat 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 grass is the ideal option for surfaces subject to high foot traffic like playgrounds and play areas, thanks to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection ensures enhanced 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 rely on it to endure for years to come.



The porous pad underlayer of Southwest Greens turf provides fast drainage both vertically and laterally. Therefore, rainy days won't create muddy spots, and you do not have to be concerned about storm-run-off exposing the play area to chemicals. This is why many parks and communities, schools, and daycares have chosen to install synthetic grass on their play area.



If you’re looking to design a good looking and safe play area, we have a handful of ideas to aid you get your plannning started.



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Begin by selecting a fun theme for your playground. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list goes on and on! Don’t be scared to blend ideas to find the right play area layout for your project.


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Playground equipment can get hot on the dog days of summer. At present there are numerous choices for installing unnatural shade to combat this problem. Make sure to get a trusted contractor install these shade tents, so they fulfill all safety needs.



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Children grow up fast. If you are going to install a playground, you should contemplate 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 accommodate various age groups.



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



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With artificial turf, you can offer 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 provide a fun and different spin on things.



The utmost priority of playgrounds should be safety. Artificial grass provides a safer environment for children to play hard. At Southwest Greens of Atlanta, 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 Atlanta is here for you. 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.