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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by foggyjr5, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. foggyjr5

    foggyjr5 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    I have a customer that called today, and he wants something done around the playground set. He would like to have rubber mulch, but he is unsure about the edging around it. I suggested railroad ties, and he didn't like that at all. Next I told him about the 6 x 6 x 8 timbers. Then he told me that he doesn't care too much for the square look. Any Suggestions?? Also if you could share any jobs that you have done.
  2. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 900

    Most hardscape suppliers have a product called edgestone which is like belgium block but can be picked up in an assortment of colors. check out ephenry.com for an example.
  3. TerraVenture

    TerraVenture LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    I usually use 2x8 on edge. You could use 5/4 decking on edge and back cut with a circular saw so you can bend it easier.
  4. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    To go along with your rubber mulch, there is rubber edging. It is specifically designed to be used around playgrounds. Most of the larger producers of rubber playground mulch market the rubber curb to be used as edging. It would not make sense to use a hard or sharp edging to retain the rubber mulch around a playground area. The whole point is to be safe and soft for the kids playing there. Is this a homeowners playground or a public or commercial site? You may have to think about ADA requirements if not a residential site.


  5. foggyjr5

    foggyjr5 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Thanks Kirk! That really helps. I think i can talk them into getting that, and it looks like it is pretty easy to install. Have you used it before??

  6. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    Matt, no I haven't installed it. I have seen it installed and it works very well. Check with your supplier for the mulch, either he can get it or hopefully where they are buying the mulch has a source. If not you can contact the people from the link I posted and I'm sure they can help you out. They will even give you information on the recommended installation method for the rubber much and the curbing for a playground.


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