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Artificial Grass in Schools

Friday, December 6th, 2013

artificial grass school pitchAfter our post last week, featuring the fabulous story garden created at a Cornwall primary school, we thought we’d take this opportunity to talk about some of the more practical benefits of artificial grass in schools.

Fake grass or astro turf can be used for general play areas, sports fields, pitches and even indoor facilities.  It has many advantages.

The most obvious is that maintenance is minimal – no mowing, weeding, edge trimming, watering or feeding – grass just requires the occasional brushing to keep it in good condition.  This has the potential to save schools lots of money over a year.  As well as relieving the burden from Caretakers.

General recreation

Old tarmac recreation areas in inner-city schools look depressing and can be dangerous.   If a child falls on a synthetic grass surfaces they’re a lot less likely to be hurt.

Playing fields

No natural grass means no mud.  This means no footprints in the halls, no soiled uniforms for parents to wash.  It’s also an important safety benefit.  When grass gets worn, mud patches are created and there’s a danger of slipping.

Sports pitches

Astro turf can be used for a range of sports including football and hockey.  This benefits schools, just as it does sports clubs, allowing year round play.  Children get more practice, learn more skills and fewer match need to be cancelled due to bad weather.

Play areas

Artificial grass is a clean, safe and attractive covering for play areas.  With shock absorbent padding underneath, it achieves a critical fall height 1.2m to meet regulations.

LeisureTech Lawns have installed artificial grass at a number of schools in the local area.  The above picture was a multi sports pitch we created for a School in Fawkham, Kent.  For help and advice, or to book your free survey call us on 01371 87 5901.

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