Kids play area renovation ....

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by BUCKEYE MOWING, May 2, 2007.

  1. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a client that has a 20 x 35 sand play area with a giant swing set sitting in the middle ....It has become weed infested and the sand is nasty to say the least....Do I pull the weeds and add sand ??? pull the weeds and level the sand and cover with playground mulch ??? I am looking for any and all ideas....as bad a job as it appears to be...It looks like a gold mine in labor.
     
  2. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
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    do you have any pictures?
     
  3. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sorry no pics right now...
     
  4. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    BUMP.....come on boys I need some ideas........
     
  5. Fairway Land & Lawn

    Fairway Land & Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Buckeye, I have had to do this a few times. It is a PITA sometimes. I usually tell the customer that the children can't be in the play area untill I have finished, and mark the area off with caution tape. Spray with roundup on a sunny day, come back the next day and begin the job. Rake all dead weeds out, level sand. I use heavy landscape fabric to keep the sand and mulch seperate. Use playground mulch at least 5" thick. That is what I do if it is residential and really doesnt have to follow a strict municipal playground code....Hope it helps a little....I havent had to do many, but I figured anything could help.
     
  6. BUCKEYE MOWING

    BUCKEYE MOWING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks Fairway !!! Any thoughts on the use of the shredded rubber ?
     

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