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Structures can
be placed
on top of
engineered surfaces.

Sub-surfaces footings
and stablizing
can be built
into the plan


Day Care Facilities

Daycare centers, whether privately or publicly run, must adhere to standards set by local laws and ordinances, created by city, county, state and federal government. Standards and guidelines are set to insure the safety and protection of all daycare center students, teachers, visitors and attendants.

To provide the best products and services to the daycare community, synthetic grass and artificial turf manufacturers are always researching ways to improve materials.

Slip resistant yarns, anti-microbial materials, increasing yarn softness and resiliency, reducing surface abrassiveness and temperatures and improving fall zone safety and durability are all key to great daycare center solutions.

Other key elements that lend to the success of synthetic grass used in daycare are the reduction of insects, elimination of dangerous chemicals and allergens, engine noise and pollution. The turf areas are of greater value because they can be used even during rainy weather without worrying about damaging the surfaces!

Synthetic turf can handle grand amounts of high traffic, play sets, gym classes and other activities. Turf in highly used, commercial applications will require additional attention to grooming and maintenance; sanitation of the surfaces can be completed quite effectively with vinegar and water, “green” cleaners, degreasers and other approved cleaning fluids commonly used in facilities today

Large Areas to
Small Intimate Spaces
are easily transformed into
functional and safe play
areas for infants, toddlers
and pre-school aged children.

artificial grass used in daycare

The sand box area will need more grooming than other areas due to the contamination of the turf with the sand. A shop vacuum and stiff hand brush is all that this area would need - leaving the sand may encourage weeds.


Areas under play sets, slides and
swings may see more wear
and appear matted.

Areas adjacent to sand boxes
may become contaminated
with too much sand.

Regular grooming will
help to keep areas at peek
performance and appearance

Health & Safety Studies

Water dries quickly from synthetic grass surfaces — your project plan and choice of turf should be considered and designed to help gravity to do its part to keep water from creating puddles.

Installation of aggressive drainage solutions for additional water activity areas or for sites that must carry abundant rain or snow water away from surfaces is of great benefit to daycare facilities.

See Environmental Pages for Current Studies about SAFE Lawn Care and Solutions ...


daycare center

To Keep Your Surfaces At Peek Performance & Beauty

Regularly groom the surfaces

Use shag carpet rakes to perk up blades in high traffic areas

Remove foreign materials

Use a leaf blower to remove organics

Deodorize and sanitize as needed

Grooming Tips for TOT Areas
The Very Best Products for
Grooming Artificial Grass Surfaces
Bio-Degradable, Non-Alcohol Cleaners.

Distilled (Grain) Vinegar and
Enzyme Cleaners are also safe and
non-toxic. They deodorize and santize
the surfaces in a very "green" way.

Keep crayons, wax pencils, paints and
glues away from the surfaces to insure clean-up isn't
needed. Crayons can easily melt and create messes that are hard
to clean up in between blades. To clean them - CAREFULLY isolate the
colorant, remove solids with a vacuum cleaner (shop-vac type)
and then apply degreasers (follow directions of cleaning solution manuf).

For gums, tar and resins,
simply use ice and then peel or vacumm
residue material off the blades.

    YOUR IDEAL Design & Grooming TIPS

    • Never Design small loose stone, chips, soil, play & mason sand boxes, bark or other aggregate (crushed) materials (such as decomposed granite [DG]) around the synthetic grass!
    • Typical Playground SAND, barks, chips and small aggregate materials can contaminate the surfaces andchoke them with rotting mulch, silt and dust (making them drain poorly)
      • Keep them free of debris with carpet rakes, stiff brooms and blowers.
    • Design adequate drainage
    • Route heavy foot traffic on hardscape
    • Design away from contaminating surfaces and
      activities or landscape elements that create maintenance issues.
    • Fall Zone Safety and Accessibility are Regulated by State and Federal Code - Know what is expected [resources to browse here]


    • Never use alchol cleaners on the surfaces (avoid window cleaners)
    • Never use metal brushes on the blades - this can weaken the fibers and void your warranty
    • Keep your area free of debris - leaves, dirt, trash and other materials contaminate the surfaces over time. Plan to take time and rake, broom or brush the grass blade up; blow off organic leaves and other materials; rinse and sanitize surfaces; a minimum schedule of, at least, once a month, or as needed.
    • Always remove grease and oil spills with gentle degreasers
      • AVOID using crayons and other messy, hard-to-clean liquid or dry color & dye arts and crafts around the turf surfaces
      • White Table Vinegar Is a Safe and Effective Santizer and can cut through grease and talc materials, easily. It is a great topical weed control product, as well.*
      • Remove gum with ICE - fresh the area and pick away debris
      • Enzymes - available in liquid and powder forms - are great for deodorizing surfaces
      • Never rinse "biological" materials across the surfaces! Remove solids (feces, etc) with gloved hands and appropriate tools. You can "vacuum" the grasses with a wet/dry vac to remove solid materials. Remove any remains by hand - apply a sanitizer and deodorizer and thoughly saturate the surface to push the cleaning products through the blades, infill, backing and into the base below.
    • * A handy tip from organic farmers: Add clove oil, juniper and pine oil, orange or other citrus oil, citronella oil (and your other favorites) to the vinegar as you spray your artificial grass during grooming and you will also benefit from organic weed and insect control!

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Using artificial grasses virtually eliminates exposure to pesticides, herbicides,
fertilizers and
other lawn-care products from
your children's
play area.

A Recent
Study In
Seattle WA
93% Of
2 to 5 Yr Olds
Tested Show
Pesticides In
Their Urine


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