Artificial Turf vs. Natural Grass – A growing concern as to what to go for and problems

artificial turfBy Rachel Pratt
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There will always be differing opinion about whether artificial turf or natural grass is the better option for an ECE setting. There are ways to make both work; the ultimate goal, regardless of the choice made, is to ensure that children are provided with a safe and stimulating environment which encourage growth and development.


1.  Having real grass: reasons for and problems that may arise to be ready for

2.  Artificial turf: what you need to know

3. Which should I choose? Different things to consider and tips for making what you choose work well for you and the children



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