What's up guys? I have to do a sod install, nice little job. The thing is there is a play area in one end of the yard with a swing and slide etc.. I don't want to puit grass there cuz it will last 2 weeks, maybe, any ideas what to put. The obvious is mulch, but is there a certain mulch that would the least messiest for this situation. So that the kids don't get filthy from just walking on them? sand is too messy. I don't think the rubber pads will work, because they get real hot in the summer (some little girl burned her feet here last year, hospitalized). Any ideas?