Artificial Grass for Schools

Synthetic Grass Landscapes for Schools and Colleges

Many educational facilities around the country are turning to artificial grass for landscaping and athletic fields, both of which provide several benefits of lowered maintenance and watering. The school districts that have considered and switched to artificial grass saw a return on investment in only ten years, which translates to major cost savings. Both private and public schools that have raised the funds for artificial grass have quickly seen the advantage of switching to synthetic instead of keeping regular grass landscapes and sports fields.

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School playgrounds physical environments are a key element for the overall safety and health of both teachers and students. For K-12 schools especially the importance of choosing a ground covering that is safe for the health of the student, and can provide an area that doesn’t represent inconvenience and causes no worry for parents and teachers. Our  playground areas are subjected to heavy use, and your school board will love having an area that is easy to maintain and durable. At Pacific Grass & Turf we know all about these situations, so we’ve been offering to install artificial grass in school grounds for years. Artificial grass for schools is a great option for durable, safe, and environmentally-friendly playgrounds.

Our artificial grass for schools is made with 100% non-toxic materials,  that will never harm the children, and allows them to spend their time in a safe place that won’t harm the environment while helping contribute water conservation in CA. This synthetic grass can be installed in quickly in almost every location.

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Artificial grass used for athletic fields in schools is a great alternative to using regular grass. With several varying kinds of synthetic grass products on the market, there are many kinds that can be used for school athletic fields, and all of these are safe for playing on. Artificial grass was designed for helping, and not hindering athletes ability to perform. With so many customization options, size and fit can be customized for fitting any sized fields. Real grass fields need many hours and tons of water, money and staff for maintenance. Artificial grass fields need absolutely no water, fertilizer, you don’t have to weed it, or mow it, which saves lots of money and time, especially for large areas such as an athletic field.

Universities and schools can really benefit immensely by using artificial grass for fields and landscaping. With the minimal required maintenance and opportunity for significant cost savings, schools are recouping upfront cost on turf within ten years. With its durability, artificial grass can withstand high traffic and sports performance for many years. It is a safer alternative for athletes and students alike. Artificial grass will continue to be used by several schools and universities for its myriad of benefits.

The advantages to installing synthetic turf are obvious:

  • reduce your water consumption
  • eliminate pesticides and fertilizers
  • no more pollution and carbon emissions from lawn maintenance
  • year round enjoyment, always green, and no more mud!


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Advantages of Artificial Turf for Schools:

One of the major benefits of artificial turf for schools is that they tolerate harsh or inclement weather conditions. Whether it is rain, hail, frost, or scorching sun, artificial grass will look as beautiful as the day it was installed. You won’t find any fading, pitting, divots, or unevenness with synthetic grass. An not only does it hold up to the weather, it can be usable in nearly any weather too! No more rain-outs, and no more muddy shoes! Synthetic turf doesn’t require any pampering to get it through the seasons, unlike natural grass which dies off year after year.

At the end of every season, it seems like the fields are in worse shape than the students’ uniforms! First day of school, the fields are nice, lush, green grass, and by the end of the school year you have a yellowing dead field, with bare patches, holes, divots, and bumps. This is a direct result of overuse, and usually these fields must be closed completely so they can recover in time for the next year. If your school uses all of their fields, all year round, they may never have the chance to recover, and end up patchy and gross all the time. Synthetic grass won’t pit, develop holes, brown or bare spots – period.

It happens every season – athletic teams play rain or shine, and those rainy -day games can get really messy, really quickly. Before the first quarter is over, you will have players slipping, sliding, and mud-bogging around. In addition to these conditions being pretty miserable to play in, the chance of injury increases as well. With artificial grass fields, students and athletes remain safer, as puddles and mud are never an issue. This keeps the games competitive for the players, and riveting for the fans.

Because the soil on a fields becomes impacted from heavy use or play, they need to be aerated to keep the grass alive and healthy. Fields with heavy, year round use will require aeration every few months. Synthetic grass never needs aeration, nor does it need mowing, edging, fertilizing, or any other chemicals.

On natural grass fields, football, soccer, field hockey and other sports require regular chalking or painting to maintain the lines, logos, and markings on the fields. These all fade or get washed away on natural grass fields. Painting is expensive, and it is time consuming because it requires precise measurements and alignment. Synthetic turf fields only need to be painted once, and with proper maintenance, the markings will hold up for years.

Artificial grass has come a long way since the nylon “carpet” we all remember on aunt Millie’s back porch. Modern synthetic grass has overcome the texture, “rug burn,” and lack of padding that the original turfs were notorious for, and is so improved, it has become the preferred playing surface for FIFA, along with several other professional sports organizations.

In the past, schools had to be very selective about renting out their fields for outside events because the risk of overuse. For example, Pop Warner football games on the weekends could cause extra damage to the fields. But, because synthetic grass will not wear out like natural grass, schools have increased ability to rent time on their fields, and generate extra revenue for their athletic programs.

Why Choose Pacific Grass & Turf?

When you choose artificial grass you get more than just the turf grass itself. It’s a complete landscape system. The artificial grass system includes preparation of the ground the artificial grass will be installed on, the drainage through the artificial grass backing, the infill material used to keep the artificial grass blades erect and provide ballast, and the yarn that create the “fake-grass” blades. We install Global Syn-Turf artificial grass for residential landscapes that matches the look and feel of real grass. Artificial grass requires little to no maintenance. Keep your residence looking pristine with artificial grass landscaping from Pacific Grass & Turf, your artificial turf company in Sacramento.

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