Synthetic Grass

With over 15 years industry experience, Playcover is the leader in synthetic grass installation for schools preschools, childcare centres and sporting clubs. We install synthetic grass playgrounds and sports fields throughout NSW including Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, regional and rural NSW.

Playcover’s Synthetic Grass products are:

  • Tested and developed for Australian conditions
  • Australian made and owned
  • Non-carconogenic
  • Lead and heavy metal free
  • Backed by a 7 year manufacturer’s warranty
  • Installed by experienced and friendly installers
  • Low maintenance
  • Drought proof

For your specific application see our synthetic grass playground or synthetic grass sports surfacing products, you can also find information on our softfall safety synthetic grass surfacing products.

To get started on your project, get in touch with one of our playground and sports surfacing consultants.

Synthetic Grass Information

Synthetic grass is a commercial sports and playground surfacing product comprised of very thin nylon, polyethylene or polypropene fibres bonded to a backing mat to form a homogeneous roll of turf which replicates the properties of real grass and is installed as a replacement for natural grass.

The term “synthetic grass” encompasses a wide variety of synthetic commercial flooring terms including, artificial grass, fake grass, synthetic lawn and astro turf, among others, which may be used interchangeably.

Synthetic grass has come a long way since the 1960’s when it was developed by David Chaney of the Northern Carolina State University to be installed and used in the word famous Astrodome as a replacement for the natural grass football field.

Innovative synthetic grass manufacturers and installers have since developed a wide range of fake grass surfacing products which can replicate the specific and otherwise inherent properties of natural grass used in sports such as tennis, cricket, hockey, lawn bowls, soccer or football; artificial turf varieties which are suited for safe play playground construction; and domestic or landscaping products which are sought after over natural grass for their superior aesthetics.

Synthetic Grass Applications

Softfall Synthetic Grass

If you require synthetic grass for a playground, pre-school, childcare centre or some other safe play application, our artificial turf can be installed over our synthetic or organic softfall products.

Softfall is required to create a safe play surface in children’s play areas. A layer of our softfall product is installed between the ground basework and synthetic grass to create an impact absorbing layer that reduces or eliminates the risk of injury to kids when using the playground.

All our synthetic grass softfall products comply with Australian Standards AS/NZS 4422:1996 and AS 4685:2014 and we can arrange softfall testing on request.

We use Playlawn synthetic grass for softfall synthetic grass playgrounds because of its lush appearance, hard wearing properties and economical price point. Large areas of a playground or safe play area may be covered. Our softfall synthetic grass can be combined with our wetpour rubber softfall products to create an inspiring and fun play area which is not only safe, but requires little maintenance.

See our playground surfacing or softfall page for more information on or pricing for soft fall playground synthetic grass.

Synthetic Grass Advantages

Besides being able to tailor your sports or playground synthetic grass installation to meet your specific requirements, all our synthetic grass products offer distinct advantages over natural grass and our competitor’s products.

Cut your water bill

Our synthetic grass is an environmentally friendly alternative to natural grass for playgrounds, commercial flooring and sporting fields, because it is man-made, synthetic grass does not require watering or irrigation, which not only cuts expensive water bills, but its beautiful green colour will endure year round. Synthetic grass is drought proof, making it a must have playground safety surfacing or sports field surfacing solution for drought affected areas in rural in regional NSW.

No fertilisers

Fake grass does not require fertilisation, so there are no off-putting smells or harmful chemicals used to maintain your synthetic grass playground or sports field surface.

Low maintenance

Our synthetic grass requires little or no maintenance, aside from removing debris such as leaves and stones with a quick sweep, our synthetic grass resists stains and can be easily cleaned with warm soapy water.


Our synthetic grass products are 100% Australian made, UV stable and purpose built to withstand harsh Australian conditions, and have been made to withstand continuous use in playground and sporting applications.

Environmentally friendly

Our synthetic grass products are non-carconogenic and lead and heavy metal free.