August 23, 2022

Synthetic grass is the most in-demand solution for Asheville playgrounds today owing to its effortless maintenance and safety ratings. Read on for ideas to design a beautiful and safe play area the Southwest Greens way.



Synthetic turf will look pretty on your playground, but that’s not the only reason people and town officials are installing it on playgrounds. These are a few of the major benefits.



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



Thanks to our wonderful Research and Development team, our turf provides the ideal combination of aesthetics and endurance. Our turf blades employs top of the line raw materials and resins to look like natural grass.

Consider installing an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the grass temperature even on the heated summer days. This precoat is applied to the sand filling and triggered by adding moisture (precipitation or a quick splash from the hose), to offer substantial cooling for hot days.



Artificial turf is a fantastic choice for surfaces subject to high foot traffic like playscapes, due to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection assures enhanced 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 count on it to endure for years to come.



The porous pad underlayer of Southwest Greens turf offers fast drainage both vertically and laterally. As a result, excessive rain won't cause muddy spots, and you do not have to bother about storm-run-off exposing the play area to chemicals. This is why many parks and communities, schools, and daycares have chosen to install artificial turf on their playgrounds.



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



Artificial Turf Playground by Southwest Greens of Asheville

Begin by selecting a amusing theme for your play area. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list goes on! Don’t be scared to combine ideas to find the ideal play area layout for your situation.


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Playground equipment can get hot on the dog days of summer. Nowadays there are many choices for installing unnatural shade to fight against this issue. Make sure to have a trusted contractor install these shade tents, so they satisfy all safety requirements.



Synthetic grass playground by Southwest Greens of Asheville

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



Nighttime artificial turf playground by Southwest Greens of Asheville

Even if majority of the playgrounds are closed at night, adding illumination can provide your space a gorgeous focal point at night while adding 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 standard bulbs, which makes them great for synthetic turf.



Hilly artificial turf playground by Southwest Greens of Asheville

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



The highest priority of playgrounds should be safety. Artificial grass provides a safer space for kids to play hard. At Southwest Greens of Asheville, 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)


Ready to create your new playground? Southwest Greens of Asheville 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.