When it comes to kids, we always want what is best for them. There are only a few who would not do everything they can to make sure their kids are safe.
The great outdoors is one of the things Australia is famous for. Moreover, it really is a great country to grow up in. We are lucky that children in Western Australia can play outside all year round, but we also have to be careful to ensure that our kids are protected – whether it is topping up regularly with sunscreen, making sure they wear a hat on sunny day, or they have suitable play equipment and safe playing surfaces under foot.
We’ve already blogged about the benefits of synthetic grass for kids’ play areas – and there are many of them! First and foremost is the fact that Australian-made synthetic grasses are non-toxic, so there is complete peace of mind whether it is the children or your pets playing on them. Of course, durability and maintenance factors are also important in keeping a safe play area for kids, but there is also the matter of impact that sometimes is overlooked.
Anyone who has spent that much time with kids or toddlers will know that they rarely want to sit still for long. Many youngsters are adventurous when it comes to playing. For most kids, the next tumble or fall is just around the corner. (Herein lays a perfect reason why concrete schoolyards are being replaced across Western Australia and in many other parts of the developed world.) We all know that hard surfaces are unforgiving when you fall and that’s why we recommend installing under-surface shock pads with many of our synthetic grass play surfaces.
Of course, a professionally installed synthetic grass surface provides reasonable cushioning compared to other underfoot options, but shock pads really make a serious difference.
The new Corimbia Estate in Perth’s northern suburbs is one of our recent installations that have used Schmitz sports impact mats underneath the synthetic grass. Green Planet Grass has installed many Multi-play synthetic grass surfaces for schools and childcare centres, but the Corimbia Estate is our first public open space.
The use of these impact mats means that shock absorbing qualities reduces the likelihood of children being hurt or injured when they are at play. Moreover, the design of the mats means they also allow drainage. So even in contoured, dynamic environment, kids are able to enjoy their playtime as much as they want, with less chances of finishing their playtime with a hard bump, a few drops of tears or worse.
The Schmitz impact mats used by Green Planet Grass have been in use across the world for more than ten years with a variety of purposes. Like the synthetic grass itself, the mats are manufactured to the highest quality standards, which are not affected adversely by the weather or other environmental factors.
As parents ourselves, child safety remains paramount for Green Planet Grass.