A recent installation by Artificial Lawn Company has created a clean and safe space for use by a disabled child. The existing area was a paved patio, creating a hostile environment that was not suitable for the child to use without risk of falling on the harsh patio surface. By covering the hard standing with an artificial lawn with soft underlay, the child was able to enjoy being out in nature, while her parents remained safe in the knowledge that she was safe.
Because the paving was already established, the installation was relatively simple. Of key importance was fitting a cushioned underlay that provides the soft impact surface required for disabled use. Artificial Lawn Company first laid the impact-absorbing Grassflex underlay, which has a 1.5 metre full certified critical fall height - an underlay that the company uses extensively in schools and nurseries.
“Artificial lawn is the perfect surface to create an outdoor space for disabled use,” commented Artificial Lawn Company’s surveyor and salesman, Sam Baylis. “Utilising artificial lawn for a disabled garden means that you can still enjoy the colours, sounds and smells that are growing naturally within the rest of the space, but that dedicated area is clean and safe for the child.”
Artificial Lawn Company works extensively with schools and nurseries, creating outside play areas that are both safe and durable for young children and toddlers. The company took the same elements of a soft surfaced play area and recreated it in this private garden.
Established in 2000, Artificial Lawn Company is one of the UK’s most experienced manufacturers and installers of premium artificial grass products. Located in Kent, the company works predominantly in the southeast of England, supplying quality artificial grass to builders and contractors for commercial and residential projects, as well as carrying out installation projects itself.