Since the nearest playground is some 15-20 hours from our house, we decided to get a playground on our property.
All of us were able to find the most amazing playground for a satisfactory price.
I looked into what should be used for safety around the playground. Many people used mulch, although I didn’t appreciate the proposal of having to re mulch every single year. Then I discovered rubber mulch which is guaranteed to last 12 years. Not to mention, you don’t have to make it as thick because it works better to protect the kids from falls. The thing is, this stuff is extravagant. Of course, when you consider the amount of time it lasts, it’s worth the cost and will end up costing less money than using mulch every single year. So I ordered 2 tons of this stuff because the playground is rather large, 24 square feet. I also ordered special edging for the playground that is also made from rubber to keep a safe border that the kids won’t hurt themselves on when running around appreciate kids do. All of us put down commercial geofabric and then constructed the playground which certainly took 2 nights to do. There wasn’t several people helping, that’s why it took so long. I kept having to take A/C breaks constantly because the weather has been so hot. I can’t tell you how sweet that a/c felt. I certainly considered putting some kind of cooling component in the playhouse at the top of the playground set, however after that I realized I could put a hose on the spiral slide to create an awesome water slide to provide enough cooling on hot nights. The playground turned out to be a immense hit when it was finished, and the rubber mulch turned out looking fantastic. I still might put a solar powered a/c in the playhouse though.