August 23, 2022

Artificial grass is the most in-demand solution for Detroit and all of Michigan playgrounds in recent years owing to its simple maintenance and safety ratings. Read more for ideas to create a good-looking and safe play area the Southwest Greens way.



Synthetic grass will look pretty on your play space, but that’s just one of the numerous reasons why people and local municipalities are using it on playgrounds. These are some of the major advantages.



When you select Southwest Greens you select a reputable company and system that is independently tested. IPEMA Certified artificial turf and cushion for playgrounds are perfect for gardens, schools, and communities. Our Play Collection not only looks good but also characteristics like thick padding below the turf surface to soften falls. You don’t have to be concerned about hazardous fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides with artificial turf either. Harsh chemicals like these are absorbed into clothes and skin long after first contact and are a major concern for adults and children alike.



Thanks to our marvelous Research and Development team, our grass provides the ideal blend of aesthetics and durability. Our grass blades employs premium raw materials and resins to look like natural grass.

Think about adding an intuitive cooling system like HydroChill® keeps the grass cool even on the warmer summer days. This layer of coating is applied to the sand infill and triggered by adding moisture (rain or a quick splash from the hose), to offer significant cooling for hot days.



Artificial grass is a fantastic choice for areas subject to high foot traffic like playgrounds and play areas, due to its durable design. Southwest Greens playground collection guarantees 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 last for years to come.



The porous pad underlayer of Southwest Greens turf offers fast drainage both vertically and horizontally. Consequently, rain won't have muddy spots, and you will not have to be concerned about storm-run-off exposing the playground 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 create a beautiful and safe play area, we have several ideas to help you get started with your planning.



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Start by choosing a amusing theme for your playground. You can do themes like spaceships, pirate ships, jungles, castles… the list goes on and on! Do not be afraid to blend concepts to find the perfect play area layout for your project.


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



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Kids grow up quickly. If you’re thinking about installing a play area, you should contemplate adding other areas that will attract the older little ones, too. Adding things like swing sets and standard monkey bars alongside your playground equipment will suit various age groups.



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Even if many playgrounds are shut down at dusk, adding lighting can provide your space a attractive focal point at night while also providing security. Be sure if you choose to add ground lighting that you pick LED bulbs. LED lights don’t generate as much heat as standard bulbs, which which means they're perfect for artificial grass.



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With artificial grass, you can add more than just the fun of a playground to a recreation area. Kids love to play on hills. You can design ridges around the play equipment to provide a fun and different spin on things.



The utmost priority of playing areas should be safety. Artificial turf offers a safer area for kids to play hard. At Southwest Greens of Michigan, we take this seriously so you can have the best. We independently test systems; ASTM quality and safety standards include:

  • 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 Michigan is here to help. Our team of professionals can guide you create and install the perfect play area for your space. Connect with us today for a free consultation.