You’ve been thinking about an artificial lawn for some time now. You already know that within a few years, it pays for itself on water bill savings alone.
And if you’ve got a family with little ones, at some point it’s crossed your mind, “is artificial grass safe for kids?”
Fortunately, the answer is YES. And we’ll explain why below.
Your kids love to spend time outside. And in this Arizona heat, you already know to pay a little extra attention to our children’s safety. You’re always making sure they leave the house with some sunscreen and a little extra water.
But what about the backyard, especially when it’s your new synthetic turf?
Fortunately, your turf is 100% safe for your kids. But we know there’s a lot of misinformation and myths out there, so we’re going to take some time to explain to you the features of the artificial grass we install in Yuma, Arizona, and why it’s the perfect fit for your and your family (kids and pets included!)
So whether they’re out there playing tag, kicking the soccer ball, or sitting on the side of the pool, you’ll rest assured knowing that your professionally installed artificial lawn is perfectly ok for those you love the most.
Artificial Grass and Infill are Nontoxic
This is a completely normal concern. After all, whenever you use any synthetic product, you should always make sure that what you’re working with doesn’t contain any toxic properties.
Fortunately, today, the best artificial grasses and infills are completely non-toxic. And some infills – like Zeolite – are even organic, while others (sand) are completely natural!
Even crumb rubber infill has been tested to be completely safe for children, though we might recommend other options that can help keep your turf cooler to the touch. (More on that below).
This is great news for your kids! Not only can they run, sit, and play on your new artificial lawn, but they can even wrestle on it without any fear of ingesting or inhaling any toxins.
Are Synthetic Lawns Cool Enough to Walk On?
This is on everyone’s mind, especially those of us that live in the deep Southwest. Artificial turf tech has come a long way, and modern varieties stay cooler than ever.
Natural grass, of course, will always win this battle, because its blades always hold water and make it naturally cooler. But turf stays relatively cool even in hot conditions, and is safe to play on and for pets.
If it’s particularly warm, you can always hose off some of the turf to cool it down. Areas under shade will stay cooler, as well. But in any case, artificial turf isn’t a danger and is great for play for both kids and pets.
Is There Harmful Mold or Bacteria on Artificial Grass?
Artificial grass is quite safe and quite clean. Mold and bacteria are far more likely to live on real grass, since real grass is a living organism.
But for artificial turf, there’s less opportunity for these harmful organisms to grow. This is especially helped by the superior drainage abilities of a properly installed artificial lawn.
What’s more, your choice of infill can greatly help reduce any mold, mildew, or bacterial growth. An infill favorite – Envirofill – is a great choice for its anti-microbial technology. Envirofill is made from a special quartz sand that’s covered in an acrylic, 100% non-toxic coating, that helps keep your yard clean, your blades straight, and your kids happy.
What’s more, Envirofill settles wonderfully between the blades of grass on your turf, so that your blades don’t mat down easily, and you can enjoy a like-new lawn for years to come.
If you’re looking for something more organic, we’d recommend Zeolite, a great choice for a family with kids that like to play.
Is There Lead in Artificial Grass?
If your kids are going to spend hours on your new yard, you want to make sure it’s completely free of any chemicals or toxins that can pose a risk to your child’s health.
At Yuma Artificial Grass & Turf, we want the very best for our kids, too. And so we stock up on only the best modern turfs and infills.
And here’s great news! Any modern installation of artificial grass or turf from a reputable installer will not contain any detectable trace of lead. This means your yard will be completely safe for your kids, pets, and family.
That’s why our artificial grass is used in lawns, playgrounds, and parks alike.
The Family-Friendly Turf
The facts are clear – artificial grass and turf is 100% safe for children, pets, and all of your loved ones. We take great pride in not only upping your curb appeal or making your business look great, but in also giving you a safe place to walk, run, play, or sit.
If you have any questions about how safe artificial turf is for children, don’t hesitate to reach out and call us for more information. We’re here any time to help you make the right decision.
Picking the right turf and infill can be daunting. Thankfully, we’ll be your partners every step of the way.
Call us now to get a free estimate for artificial grass installation in Yuma, AZ.