Swingset question - looks AND safety
We are trying to figure out what to do under the swingset we will be putting in soon. It is being delivered on Wednesday.
What do you have under yours? there is much debate about leaving grass and whether that is safe enough; and if not, then peagravel, wood mulsh, rubber mulch?
Have you had any issues?
I have two boys. My oldest (5) is a daredevil and has been walking since 6 months and climbing since 9 months. I am not so worried about him. My 2 year old tries to do everything his older brother does. :)
This is the set we are getting......
I am really torn about what will look better and be safe. I think rubber mulch is the safest, but I don't like the chemicals or the cost.
I think peagravel will look nice, but not be that nice to land on.
The playground mulch is nothing like the mulch we use elsewhere around the house and yard, but I could switch to plain pine I am sure over time.
This is a big expense so want to be sure we are going to like the end result and minimize injuries :)
We are also debating rubber barriers or wood railroad ties, and digging down half a foot to make it flush with the grass around it or having it be above the grass.
Who would have thought there were so many decisions!
Some pinterest pics....
Flush to the grass with mulch....
The guidelines also say 6ft all around the swingset which will make a HUGE area, which is another reason we are debating :) That impacts costs and looks. Most of the pictures don't seem to follow those guidelines.