Recently, the ASTM, the American Society for Testing and Materials, has decided that having grass underneath the equipment where your children play and climb is unsafe for playgrounds. The ASTM suggests that grass doesn’t offer enough impact absorption, so if a child falls, he or she may be more likely to get seriously hurt if they are playing on grass rather than alternatives, like rubber mulch.
Rubber mulch is a great alternative to grass or concrete for playgrounds, and will make your child’s play a lot safer. Rubber mulch is able to absorb the impact of a falling or tripping child much more fully than grass, and our product is easy to maintain, durable, and cushiony—sure to prevent injury when your child is playing. Rubber mulch will ease your mind so that you won’t have to worry if your child falls.
Grass and concrete playgrounds are very common, so if there is a playground in your neighborhood where your kids play, you may want to consider urging the owner to install rubber mulch beneath the playground equipment. Our company will be sure to make installation quick, easy, and affordable.
It may seem a little silly that grass isn’t considered “safe” for playgrounds by the ASTM. Surely, the American Society for Testing and Materials is not suggesting that you keep your children away from grass for the rest of their childhoods. It may, however, be a good idea to use rubber mulch in playgrounds, where play tends to be a little rougher, and things like monkey bars are located quite far from the ground.