Artificial grass school gym area in Wiltshire

Acer Paving & Landscaping were asked to provide an artificial grass surface for a new outdoor gym in a Swindon school recently. We are part of the Namgrass Approved Installer network and as such can provide an enhanced installation service for their excellent artificial grass. In this instance Namgrass Green Meadow artificial turf was used for its realism, fine fibres and bouncy feel, (which the children love).

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It’s important to ensure there is a solid base under the artificial grass, we always install a sub-base made of wash graded gravel together with a free draining bedding layer of limestone grit and a weed barrier material. This ensures that the artificial grass doesn’t sink or puddle and prevents weed growth.

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The outdoor gym area is part of a special needs school and as such, particular care has to be taken to ensure all the grass edges are really secure to prevent the children pealing up a section of grass. Apart from that, the installation is similar to many school and pub play areas we’ve constructed throughout Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

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The artificial turf is trimmed neatly and securely around the play equipment and the the whole play surface can be used 12 months of the year without the worry of mud or mess.

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Adjacent the outdoor gym was a second play area for the children. Within this area there were several trees that were easily dealt with. The artificial grass is simply trimmed around the tree without any need for excavation or damage to roots. Because the grass is totally free draining, the trees receive their water exactly as if “real grass” was laid.

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The installation was completed in two visits, firstly we carried out the preparatory work and installed the stone base. This provided the levels for the gym equipment supplier to install the equipment. We then visited again soon after to fit the grass seamlessly around the equipment with the entire process complete within 2 weeks.

If you’re interested in an artificial grass play area for your school, nursery or pub within Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Worcestershire, then please give us a call. For areas outside those five counties we highly recommend you visit the Namgrass installer network page.


About Acer 

Based in Swindon, Wiltshire, Acer Paving & Landscaping is a family run company established in 1995. Acer consider projects throughout Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Worcestershire. Acer are Approved Installers of Marshall’s & Bradstone paving, Namgrass artificial grass, Ecodek composite decking and Ecogrid stabilisation grids. Acer are members of The Association of Professional landscapersTrustmark and the Trading Standards “Buy with confidence” scheme.

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