Artificial grass is proving greener for youngsters at a number of nurseries in Belfast, after the UK’s biggest artificial grass supplier transformed its playgrounds.
Rascals Day Nurseries called in specialists, LazyLawn, to add the artificial touch to the gardens of its eight nurseries, including seven in Belfast and one in Londonderry, with its industry leading Wonder Yarn turf.
Rascals took the decision to install synthetic grass in order to provide all weather outdoor play areas, while LazyLawn added a vibrant touch to the new play areas with a number of colourful shapes cut from its Funky Colourered range of turf.
Roger D’Arcy, Managing Director at Rascals Day Nursery, comments: “Installing LazyLawn at all of our nurseries has been hugely beneficial, as it has created additional areas for the children play and is suitable to use in all weathers.
“The grass areas we had previously would often become very muddy and unsuitable for the children to play on, so they have really benefitted from the change and can now play outside more often.
“Their eyes lit up when they saw the artificial grass being installed and they couldn’t wait to get out and play on it.
“In terms of maintenance there is very little for us to do, so it is very easy to look after.
“Plus, we’re no longer paying the maintenance costs we once were and that money is now going towards the cost of the LazyLawn; in 10 years’ time it will have paid for its self, so it’s well worth the money.”
LazyLawn was installed as part of the garden upgrades at all of Rascals Day Nurseries, as it proved a cost effective solution to grounds maintenance and an ideal alternative where laying natural grass was not an option.
Parents of youngsters who attend the nursery have also expressed delight at no longer having to contend with mud or grass stains on clothing, as LazyLawn offers a no mess, low maintenance alternative to real turf.
James Nicol, of LazyLawn Northern Ireland, comments: “We are delighted to hear how pleased the nursery, children and parents are with the new LazyLawn.
“We worked closely with Rascals Day Nurseries to provide a cost-effective solution to their needs and were able to recommend our Wonder Yarn artificial turf, which promises high quality whilst meeting with the project’s budget.
“Our artificial turf boasts a drainage time of 60 litres per minute, so it is quick drying and means the children can play outside again in no time at all.
“Our patented pioneering technology also gives our artificial grass the ability to bounce back, just like natural grass.
“LazyLawn offers many benefits to both nurseries and schools, because it is low maintenance, creates no mess and is suitable for those with hay fever, making it suitable for use all year round.”