just like grass

Our Just Like Grass surfacing provides a soft and aesthetically pleasing addition to any playground. Our tufted grass comes with a 10 year guarantee and will provide many years of all weather play.

Take Learning to the Grassroom

As our main surfacing type, Just Like Grass can be used alongside our coloured Play Grass to create exciting and stimulating paths and rivers through your playground. It can also be designed as a roadway for bikes and trikes.

One of the most important aspects to consider with Artificial Grass surfaces is the installation of an appropriate sub-base to ensure longevity of the surface, an even finish and adequate drainage.

just like grass pile

What can it be used for?

Just Like Grass is a versatile surface which can be used for a wide range of purposes from making a large space accessible all year-round, to toddler-friendly seating areas. Some of the key uses include:

  • Landscaping
  • Daily Mile Tracks
  • Safety Surfacing
  • Mounds
  • Sports Areas


Our artificial grass surface can be laid directly onto a solid surface (e.g. tarmac, concrete). If required we can install an additional 10mm shock pad beneath the surface to soften the overall feel of the area, this is particularly useful in nurseries where children spend a great deal of time crawling and sitting on the floor.

For any installation of artificial grass onto a soil/grass area we recommend the installation of a stone sub-base is to aid longevity, provide additional water drainage, and to prevent uneven settlement of the surface.

The depth of the sub-base will vary depending on the ground conditions, be it soft clay soil, stony ground, or where there are many tree roots in situ. A minimum of 50mm depth of sub-base material, usually MOT Type 1, laid over a geotextile membrane is sufficient.

Depending on the sub-base stone type, the surface will also require a thin layer of grit sand to ensure a flat, smooth surface.

Let's help your Playground look Amazing!

Book in a call today for a free initial chat about your playground redesign.

If you're happy to proceed after the call, we can often organise a site visit in as little as 1 week!

dbdplay have been a pleasure to work with from the start to the end of the project. 

The build team were brilliant - you wouldn't have known they were there if it wasn't for the diggers!

We can't recommend dbdplay highly enough.

Avanti Park School


dbdplay are always so organised and a pleasure to deal with! 

Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust


The team at dbdplay did a fantastic job transforming our play area at the heart of the school. They managed a complicated build during term time and we are grateful for the finished product.

The only issue we have now is getting the children and families to leave at the end of the day :)

May Park Primary School