Trampolines And Artificial Grass

Every parent’s ambition for a lot of homes around the nation is to have a backyard that is kid-friendly. It’s crucial for parents to provide a space where their children may run about and let all of their energy out. In fact, shoppers spend more than $350 million annually on outdoor toys to foster a love of nature. One of the most popular categories of outdoor toys is trampolines, followed by playsets. Without a doubt, these two outdoor amenities will transform any backyard into a kid-friendly area, but it wouldn’t be the same without artificial turf. In fact, there are many reasons why kids love artificial grass.

Can You Put a Trampoline on Artificial Grass?

Artificial grass may safely be used with trampolines. The synthetic grass will continue to be lush and green. The weight of the trampoline will flatten the fake grass if it is left there for years, but this can be readily fixed.


To brush the fake grass back up, just use a stiff brush or your hand. It will still seem like new and you won’t be able to tell that a trampoline ever been there!

Things To Consider:

  • If your trampoline has sharp, straight supports rather than rounded ones, it might harm your synthetic turf. Your fake grass will ultimately become punctured by the supports, especially if it is used often.
  • The area beneath the trampoline will need to be strengthened when installing one on artificial grass. Without additional support, the trampoline will ultimately sink into the synthetic grass and harm it.

Place lawn pads under the grass to provide additional stability under the trampoline. The grass pads must range in thickness from 3/4″ to 2 1/2″ The grass cushions will also shield individuals from harm if they fall off the trampoline, allowing you to buy a trampoline without a safety net around the perimeter.

You may still add the lawn pads if you decide to buy a trampoline after installing artificial grass. However, in order to do so, the fake grass will need to be taken out and replaced. Fortunately, it won’t likely cost much because just a tiny portion of fake grass needs replacing.

Will a Trampoline Burn Artificial Grass?

In most cases, hot trampolines are not an issue, but if you live in a region where the temperature regularly surpasses 100–115°F, you should have a trampoline cover.

Trampolines are frequently black, so the warmth of the sun will warm the material. The artificial grass can begin to burn if something reflecting on the trampoline reflects light onto it.

You should get a trampoline cover if you don’t want the fake grass beneath your trampoline to burn or melt. Although it may be a hassle to put on and take off, your lawn will appreciate it.

How to Secure a Trampoline to Artificial Grass

A trampoline needs to be fastened to the ground. If you don’t, the trampoline will move while it is utilized and might possibly hurt someone. Heavy winds can even take your trampoline and carry it several blocks away.

  1. Trampoline Wind Stakes. These are frequently used to anchor trampolines. However, they may harm your artificial grass since they need to go into the ground, therefore, piercing your turf.
  2. Wind Pegs. Use the trampoline wind pegs that come with your trampoline in place of sandbags if you don’t mind puncturing your fake grass. The trampoline will conceal the puncture, so most people won’t even realize that the artificial grass is damaged.
  3. Sandbags. Fortunately, you may attach your trampoline with different materials to prevent harm to your fake grass. Sandbags may be used to anchor trampolines to the ground and won’t harm your lawn. They may not be the most aesthetically pleasing way to anchor your trampoline, but they are a practical, inexpensive solution that won’t harm your artificial grass.

In general, you may have a trampoline even if your front or backyard has artificial grass rather than real grass. Simply ensure that grass pads are set up below the area where the trampoline will be. Even if you want a trampoline in the future, it’s best to inform your sales representative so they can plan out the best options for you. Long-term, this will save you both time and money. Contact us today at (800) 674-TURF.

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