How Much Mulch Do You Need?

Safety comes first, especially when it comes to the safety of children at a playground. As much fun as monkeying around on the monkey bars or sliding down the slide can be, accidents can happen in the blink of any eye. That’s why it’s vital to have the proper amount of rubber mulch to ensure little to no injuries occur on your playground or other activity area for children.

Red Rubber MulchWhat Is Rubber Mulch?

You’ll often find rubber mulch at public and school playgrounds. This softer alternative to conventional mulching materials provides padding and protection against injury. If you think back to your childhood, you likely remember running around on sand at the playground or material that was even a bit rougher. And if you fell and scraped your knee, then you definitely remember how badly that hurt. Nowadays, rubber mulch is becoming increasingly popular as it helps to prevent scraped knees and elbows.

How to Measure for Mulch

When determining how much rubber mulch your playground will need, there are a few things to consider first and foremost. We all remember learning length multiplied by the width equals the total square footage from middle school, right? Well now you’re going to put it to use to measure the square footage of your playground or landscape. If your land is rectangular, then this should be easy. However, if your property is oddly shaped, you can divide the area into rough rectangles to make it easier and more precise. Remember to add the square footage of each rectangle to figure out the total square footage of your property.

Next you will need to determine what depth of rubber mulch you need. Recommended landscape depths tend to be smaller in number ranging from 1 to 2 inches, while many playgrounds use a greater depth of 6 inches.

Once you have the length and width measured and know the depth you need, call Rubber Safe Playgrounds for a quote at 630-330-6589 or request a free quote online! We will take into account the amount of ground you need to cover and any applicable delivery fees to give you the most accurate estimate possible. Start planning your playground project with Rubber Safe Playgrounds today.

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