August 23, 2022

Synthetic grass is the most in-demand solution for Austin playgrounds in recent years thanks to its simple maintenance and safety ratings. Read more for ideas to create a beautiful and safe playground the Southwest Greens way.



Artificial grass will look beautiful on your playground, but that’s one of the handful reasons why people and local municipalities are using it on playgrounds. The following are a few of the top benefits.



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



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

Consider adding an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the turf temperature even on the hottest summer days. This layer of coating is applied to the sand infill and triggered by adding moisture (rain or a quick sprinkle from the hose), to offer substantial cooling for hot days.



Artificial turf is the ideal choice for surfaces subject to high foot traffic like playgrounds and play areas, because of its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection assures improved shock absorption even in those spots 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 be there for years to come.



The absorbent pad underlayer of Southwest Greens grass provides rapid drainage both vertically and laterally. Therefore, excessive rain will not create muddy spots, and you do not have to be concerned about storm-run-off exposing the playground to chemicals. For this reason many parks and communities, schools, and daycares have chosen to install artificial grass on their playgrounds.



If you are looking to design an attractive and safe play area, we have a handful of ideas to guide you get your plannning started.



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Start by picking a fun theme for your play area. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list keeps going! Don’t be afraid to mix and match concepts to find the right playground layout for your situation.


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Playground equipment can get hot on the dog days of summer. At present there are many choices for installing artificial shade to fight against this issue. Be sure to have a reputable contractor install these shade tents, so they fulfill all safety needs.



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



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Even if many playgrounds are closed at night, adding illumination can give your space a gorgeous focal point at night while also providing security. Be sure if you choose to install ground lighting that you pick LED bulbs. LED lights do not produce as much heat as regular bulbs, which makes them ideal for synthetic grass.



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With artificial grass, you can give more than just the fun of a playground to a recreation area. Kids love to play on hills. You can create ridges surrounding the play equipment to offer a fun and different spin on things.



The highest priority of playing areas should be safety. Artificial turf offers a safer environment for children to play hard. At Southwest Greens of Austin, 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 Austin 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.