Is Artificial Grass Turf Safe for Kids?
Artificial grass turf has become more and more popular in recent years, and especially for residential application. Among the benefits, artificial grass turf is practically maintenance free – saving time and money on the typical needs of yard upkeep.
Artificial grass is commonly used in local playgrounds and sports fields, but homeowners are starting to see the benefits as an alternative to natural outdoor grass. The big question is whether it’s safe for children? And the simple answer is – YES.
ARTIFICIAL GRASS TURF IS NON-TOXIC
Many parents already know that natural grass can cause unpleasant symptoms like itchy eyes, sinus congestion, and even skin rashes. On the other hand, artificial turf is made to be non-allergenic, so it doesn’t trigger allergic reactions. It’s also non-toxic because it contains no chemicals. Finally, there’s no exposure to pesticides or fertilizers because these types of products aren’t required with artificial turf. The infill installation materials are also safe.
ARTIFICIAL GRASS ATTRACTS FEW PESTS
Insects and other pests are right at home living in natural grass. It’s a perfect environment, but for many homeowners it can be a nuisance. With artificial grass, insects and pests don’t have a suitable environment to live in. Also, because artificial turf doesn’t retain moisture, there’s less chance of mold and mildew developing. With no occurrence of insects and pests there’s also no need for pesticides or insecticides – a further benefit to humans and pets.
NO NEED FOR PESTICIDES/FERTILIZERS
With artificial grass, there’s no need for fungicides, herbicides, or pesticides. These are all known to be toxic and could pose health issues for both humans and pets. The “underlay” of the artificial turf is also toxin-free and allergy-free. While it is possible to have an occasional weed on the edge of an artificial grass installation, this is easily plucked, and not a common occurrence. The lush landscape remains perfectly manicured, with little or no maintenance.
ARTIFICIAL GRASS TURF IS ANTI-SLIP
Unlike real grass, artificial grass has impressive drainage capacity. This results in an anti-slip surface because water doesn’t accumulate. Clearly, this feature is ideal around a pool, playground, or even in a residential backyard. With the drainage technology, artificial grass effectively expels water so that the surface doesn’t become slippery. There’s also no issue of mud collection, which further reduces slipping – it’s simply a safe play surface for kids.
FIELDMASTERS SPECIALIZES IN ARTIFICIAL GRASS TURF IN TORONTO AND GREATER TORONTO AREA
Fieldmasters specializes in artificial grass products that are durable, versatile, and safe. When professionally installed, the finished space looks and feels much like natural grass, greatly enhancing the look of any residential landscape.
In Toronto, and throughout the GTA, Fieldmasters provides customers with a full service package – from custom design to professional installation. Our people will help you choose the product that best satisfies your specific application.