Why Artificial Grass is Ideal for Persons with Physical Disabilities
Over 8 million people in the United States identify as having some form of physical disability. For these people, simple things such as walking, climbing stairs, or bending over can be daunting, if not impossible, tasks to do every day.
To help persons with physical disabilities function as comfortably as possible, they have to make necessary adjustments to adapt to their physical limitations; this includes those within the disabilities community who enjoy gardening or spending time outdoors. Surfaces like gravel, bark and natural grass pose significant challenges for persons with physical disabilities and could be a discouraging factor when enjoying outdoor activities.
Thankfully, artificial grass, such as the products found at Grizzly Turf, can serve as the ideal mobility aid, granting persons with physical disabilities the mobility needed to reclaim their time and get back to the activities they enjoy most.
Enjoy a Level Synthetic Grass Surface
Natural grass can be bumpy and uneven, especially when exposed to heavy wear and tear, harsh weather conditions, or hole-digging pests. Holes, divots, and excess debris can cause a trip hazard for persons with physical disabilities, causing great harm.
Thankfully, artificial grass makes these physical hazards a thing of the past. Synthetic grass is designed to be consistently flat and supported by solid infill and turf backing, resulting in increased mobility and a safe outdoor environment. Persons with physical disabilities can work with the installation experts at Grizzly Turf to decide on an artificial turf product with a short pile length to maximize accessibility.
Synthetic Turf Suitable for Wheelchair Users
If a wheelchair user sees a natural grass surface, they will not travel smoothly across to get to their desired point. Soft terrain and wet ground can pose a grave threat to the wheelchair user’s safety, and play areas with bark hinder parents who use wheelchairs from playing with their children.
Artificial turf is built to withstand all weather conditions, meaning wheelchair users will feel safe as they travel across the synthetic grass landscape. The outstanding drainage found in Grizzly Turf’s artificial grass products reduces the amount of water natural grass would otherwise retain; this results in wheelchair users not worrying about dips and slips!
Make Gardening Accessible with Artificial Turf
For persons with mobility disabilities, bending over to tend to an in-ground garden may not be an option. While there are people who think that synthetic grass flowerbeds are inauthentic and not worth the time, this could not be further from the truth.
Artificial grass can handle the weight of most outdoor fixtures, meaning that it is sturdy enough to hold an above-ground flowerbed. This will allow those with mobility problems to have their flowers at a reasonable level, reducing — if not eliminating — the need to get down to tend to their flower garden.
Elevated flowerbeds not only improve accessibility but also create a unique and authentic gardening experience!
Whether you want to create an accessible backyard residential landscape or are looking to establish an ADA-compliant lawn for your commercial property, Grizzly Turf has an ideal synthetic grass solution for you.
At Grizzly Turf, we carry a vast selection of artificial grass products to choose from in a variety of colors, textures and pile heights, each designed to meet your landscaping needs. Our team of expert synthetic grass installers will work with you from consultation to installation to make your accessible artificial turf lawn a reality.
To show you that we stand behind what we do, all of our products come with a 15-year warranty and a 2-year labor warranty, meaning that you’ll have the support of our team for years to come. To experience The Grizzly Difference for yourself, call us at (866) 237-8873 or reach out to us online!