Hybrid & Artificial Grass Ideas for Outdoor Surfacing

As the outside world wakes up for Spring, your grass areas can become vulnerable to heavy traffic and wear-and-tear. Therefore, many of our customers come to us with a wide range of concerns. This includes lawn balding, flooding, and also, questions on the most common problems with artificial grass. But not to worry, PlaySmart has you covered with our top Hybrid and Artificial Grass Ideas.

Read on to learn more about our Hybrid GrassSmart and also our Green Frog Artificial Grass. We are also here to provide you with additional tips and tricks to make the most out of your lawn surfacing solution.

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Hybrid GrassSmart

Looking for a classic green hybrid grass surface to give your lawn a beatification treatment that also considers sustainability a priority? PlaySmart is a leading supplier of eco-friendly hybrid grass that has a wide application on any natural grass surface. Therefore, we are the place to go for the best solution.

Easy to Install

Hybrid grass is a unique surface because it combines your natural lawn with artificial grass fibres. This fills in sparse areas while also giving the area a consistent natural look and feel. This is because our installers roll the knitted net-backed Hybrid Grass across existing natural grass. Therefore, grass can grow through!

Our installers with over 20 years of experience provide you with peace of mind on the quality of installation. Therefore assuaging your concerns about application and maintenance. Although hybrid grass solutions can handle 3 times as much wear-and-tear as just natural grass, maintenance is still important. To prevent weed growth and drainage issues, appropriate sub-bases, drainage, and weed suppressants are important.

Because this surfacing solution is in part natural grass, hybrid solutions require semi-regular mowing. However, it is important to keep in mind the length of the artificial fibres before mowing to avouid damage. Taking care of your hybrid lawn maintenance and upkeep extends lifespan and keeps your grass thick and consistent.

Biodegradable Surfacing

PlaySmart is passionate about continuing the eco-friendly mission of Hybrid GrassSmart. Therefore, the hybrid grass product emphasises the importance of eco-friendly design and manufacturing. This is because it uses biodegradable materials such as polyethylene fibres and plant-based plastic pegs.

In addition to the materials used, the durability and high-quality of the product contribute to waste reduction. Because it requries less regular maintenance and re-surfacing, hybrid grass is cheaper in the long-term. Additionally it effectively reduces the waste produced by less durable alternative grass surfacing solutions.

Green Frog Artificial Grass

In areas where existing natural grass is unavailable or inconsistent, artificial grass is a great alternative. This is super realistic and easy to maintain. Additionally, Green Frog Artificial grass has an 8-year guarantee for high-quality lawn surfacing.

Artificial Grass Ideas and Uses

Heavy traffic areas with natural grass require a lot of upkeep and care which can be expensive and time-consuming. However, artificial grass installation can be the answer to reduce these issues.

Some areas ideal for artificial grass include:

  • Play areas
  • Rooftop gardens
  • Event flooring
  • Feature edging (around swimming pools, trees, etc.)
  • Putting greens
  • Conservatories
  • Artificial grass walls
  • Extreme weather sites
  • Creative landscaping
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Innovative Solutions to Problems with Artificial Grass
Green Frog artificial grass used underneath play equipment

Drainage in areas of extreme weather can become a large concern. This is especially a case where flooding and pooling can occur due to topology. PlaySmart’s solution is to install with appropriate concerns for the properties of the sub-base layer and original surface material.

PlaySmart can install artificial grass on concrete and tarmac surfaces for aesthetic improvement. However, this may not be appropriate without correct drainage precautions. A solid sub-base with sealed, ramped edges significantly reduces the risk of these issues. It therefore also reduces costs and hassle in the long-run.

We do not recommend driving or parking on these surfaces. This is because of the heat and repeated stress vehicles can cause. However, for multi-use areas, PlaySmart provides a combination of different surfaces. You can explore your many options in our explanatory brochure [pdf].

Because PlaySmart is a leading UK safety surfacing experts, we know how important adequate fall protection is. This is especially true for outdoor park and playground projects. Artificial grass ideas and designs often do not require extensive shock pad underlay installation. However, this is becoming more and more popular for a range of outdoor developments.

Shock-absorbing precautions future-proof your artificial grass lawn. Because this provides protection for any play equipment or strenuous activity which require safety surfacing. Additionally, PlaySmart installs our patented SmartPlay shock pad underlay systems artificial grass on request. This can provide protection for up to 2m Critical Fall Heights. Therefore making it a great protective precaution for your lawn.

Are PlaySmart’s Hybrid and Artificial Grass Solutions Right for You?

Do you think that your outdoor space would benefit from PlaySmart’s surfacing options? You can fill in our handy contact form. You can also give us a call at 01564 742811.

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