Wednesday, January 11, 2012

3 Keys to Quality Playground Mulch

  1. Proper Depth 
    •  Having 8-12 inches of mulch depth will ensure a "bounce affect" when children fall on the surface.  This details is one of the specs in the ASTM certification. (American Society for Testing Materials)
  2. Chipped vs. Shredded
    • A quality playground mulch will have a chipped consistency rather than shredded.  This cuts down on splinters, and doesn't stick to socks nearly as much.
  3. Non-dyed Material
    • Most mulch dyes are not very mouth and hair friendly.  They might look pretty, but to a discerning 3 year old pallet, not so much.

1 comment:

  1. Nicely presented.Hope to list you as a Playground Turf Sustainable-Green verified installer.