With more and more schools each year choosing to use synthetic turf instead of traditional natural grass for their recreational areas, it’s time to examine just why this form of landscape material is so popular. Why, you may ask, would you install a synthetic material when grass could work just as well? In short: because it doesn’t. Grass has many shortcomings that can be easily solved by opting for synthetic turf instead.

Mess-Free Fun

We all know just how messy kids can be. They may be cute and they’re certainly loveable, but kids really know how to track a huge amount of mess into your home in a short amount of time. The same is true at school. When you combine real grass, mud, dirt, and a large number of school children, you can end up with a dirty classroom in minutes.

Schools can avoid this problem by using synthetic grass turf for their fields and playground areas instead of grass. Synthetic turf provides all the fun of grass, without any of the mud and mess. This means less time cleaning up after lessons for school caretakers, and less time washing mucky school uniforms for parents.

Better Playing Conditions

Sport is half the fun of school, and synthetic turf allows students to kick around the ball for hours on end without risking injury and dangerous falls. Many sports grounds use synthetic turf because it provides a far more even playing surface for a variety of sports, from football to golf.

While natural grass lawns quickly become damaged from just a few hours of practice and running on the surface, synthetic lawns can take years of wear and tear without developing pitting, holes, or other damage that can lead to trips, falls and injury. Synthetic turf also provides a smooth playing field, improving the quality of your practice sessions.

Environmental Considerations

We all want to do our bit for the planet, and schools are no exception. Schools have an important role to play in converting to more eco-friendly energy sources and environmental solutions, and making the change to synthetic turf is one easy and cost-effective way to go green. A standard grass school sports field uses hundreds of thousands of gallons of water each year to maintain the health of the grass. The amount of water being used by schools can be drastically reduced by simply switching to synthetic turf.

Our turf requires absolutely no watering, very little maintenance, and no pesticides or fertiliser. These fertilisers and grass treatments often give off harmful substances that pollute the atmosphere, further increasing the carbon footprint of a school. Using synthetic turf is an easy green alternative that won’t harm our planet.