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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by birddseedd, Apr 10, 2013.
still wood tho. wouldnt be fun to fall on
Here's what I will say about that rubber mulch. Whatever color you get, be prepared for everything to be stained that color. Kids shoes, clothes, socks etc. And also, I was in 5th grade when my school got that stuff and we all thought we were indestructible on it because it seemed so soft to land on. I think there were ten kids at school who broke arms during the first month of having it, I being one of them. The school removed it the following year and went back to wood chips. If you've got kids, I'm thinking just about anything you put down will get tracked in the house, but I think wood chips or pea gravel are best.
That's interesting, I don't know the statistics, but I could see how kids would think there indestructible with it.
Kids think they are indestructible no matter what...
Thats a good point haha sometimes i still think I am
I have pea gravel under the swing set at my house. Falling on anything will hurt. I hate the pea gravel in my grass
I'm with cpllawncare.
The rubber mulch is awesome... sweet stuff. If your looking to be cost efficient then I would say chips is a solid option. You could always go regular mulch, it's dirty though but I do have some customer who have it. I would look and see what other "recycled materials" are out there. You may be able to get ground rubber that isn't necessarily "rubber mulch". just spitballing ideas.
did three enclosures last season and one very large one the season before. the pea gravel is the way to go
one time and done--no refreshment
drains water better so there are more "playable" days on the set--even in the spring and after rainstorms
cushions falls well--my son has taken some quality falls and he has been fine (knocking on wood)
cons to the rubber
very hot on the feet when in direct sunlight--surface of the sun hot
blows away with strong wind and/or blowers
Hay (whatever variety is least expensive in you area) over play sand.