Artificial grass has become a popular choice for schools in recent years. Made up of a series of synthetic fibres that resemble natural grass, there are many good reasons why schools and colleges are starting to favour artificial turf over the real thing.
Artificial Grass – it’s weather proof!
We’ve had an unusually glorious summer for the most part this year, but the good weather won’t last forever. Very soon schools will open their doors again for the autumn/winter terms. By January, many natural grass school fields start looking like muddy swamps after rainy PE lessons. What’s more, during the winter months kids are forever trailing mud through school corridors and into the classrooms. But with artificial grass fields, you don’t have to worry about dirty shoes! Artificial turf can stand up to any weather. No matter how much it rains, the kids can still kick a ball about or run around without churning up the playing field. Artificial grass is strong enough to not leave a waterlogged mess. It looks just as good after being bombarded by rain as it does in the summer, which is why many schools are turning to fake turf over natural grass.
The kid’s love it!
Synthetic grass is great to play on. As any young football fanatic knows, premiership teams always play on artificial turf. It’s just as soft as natural grass when diving for a ball, and there’s no need to worry about hard soil when it freezes over. Schools are now waking up to the fact that artificial grass playing fields are a healthy choice for pupils, because they can enjoy being outdoors all year round.
Once the artificial turf has been bought initially, it’s much more cost effective for the long-term. Synthetic grass is incredibly low-maintenance. It can withstand all weathers and requires no mowing. Fake turf also requires no fertilizing or pesticides. Once it has been lain down, it essentially lasts with next to no hassle.
The benefits outweigh the cost!
Now is the perfect time for schools to start laying down artificial grass areas. As soon as the winter starts, any natural grass will be difficult to upkeep and the kids will have to find alternatives for PE lessons and break times. The benefits of synthetic turf far out way the costs, and soon expect to see more and more schools waking up to this fact.