Five Ways Artificial Grass is Perfect for Persons with Physical Disabilities
At OC Turf & Putting Greens, we believe everyone deserves worry-free access to beautiful outdoor spaces. Whether you’re installing a simple backyard garden or a large public park, artificial grass is one of the best ways to ensure persons with physical disabilities will be able to enjoy it.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite ways that artificial grass installation can make your outdoor areas more accessible.
Synthetic Grass is a Smooth, Even Surface
Long, natural grass blades can disguise holes or divots in the ground. This creates a severe trip hazard for everyone, especially for persons with a physical disability.
Part of the artificial grass installation process is leveling the ground beneath the turf. This results in a perfectly flat, even surface ideal for those who use a mobility aid or otherwise have a physical disability.
Artificial Turf is More Wheelchair-Friendly than Natural Grass
Outdoor areas, like gardens, present several hazards for people who use wheelchairs. Gravel, slate and bark are all common materials that make it difficult for wheels to turn properly. Rainfall can also play a role, as it can cause the ground to become too uneven or muddy for wheelchair users to navigate.
Artificial turf is smoother, sturdier and equipped with highly-efficient drainage to make it unaffected by the elements. This makes synthetic grass a superior material for creating wheelchair-accessible outdoor areas.
Gardening is More Accessible
Garden beds are usually at ground level, which isn’t accessible for everyone.
Artificial grass lawns blend seamlessly with raised garden beds, which are far easier for people who have trouble bending down to use. Today’s artificial grass technology is incredibly lifelike, resulting in gardens that look every bit as real as those with natural grass pathways.
Synthetic Grass Requires Less Maintenance
Natural grass lawns are demanding. They require near-constant watering, fertilizing, mowing and weeding – all tasks that can be difficult for gardeners who have difficulty with mobility.
Because it is an inorganic material, artificial grass will never require watering or mowing to look its best. It’s also installed over a weed membrane, so you’ll never have to worry about weeds popping up and taking over your yard.
Artificial Grass Installation is Customizable
Your installation contractor can cut synthetic turf to fit nearly any size or space. Your artificial grass installer will easily work around accessibility features like ramps and paved pathways to create the outdoor space of your dreams without compromising on safety.
The customizability of artificial grass is one of the things we love most about it. Because it’s such a versatile material, our synthetic grass installation contractors are able to create accessible, unique and beautiful landscapes that would be impossible with any other material.
We deeply understand the importance of creating outdoor spaces that are accessible to persons with disabilities. At OC Turf & Putting Greens, we’re attentive to every question, comment or concern you may have. We’ll work with you every step of the way to make the accessible landscape of your dreams a reality. Give us a call today at (888) 526-2289, or contact us online to get started today.