Playground Safety Starts from the Ground UP! Safety is the top concern when it comes to children and playgrounds and it always starts from the ground up. A playground surface should always: Be safe enough to prevent critical brain injuries if a child should fall Promote safe play Reduce general injuries It might [...]
During the winter, playgrounds with wood mulch surfaces should be checked frequently by parks and recreation departments, schools and municipalities. If the surfacing is frozen, use of the playground should be restricted accordingly. It is the only way to ensure that kids are kept safe and protected from injuries that are the result of falling on a frozen wood mulch surface. Read Top Tips for Winter Playground Safety and Maintenance with GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch as a safety surface.
The winter season can all take a toll on your garden and landscaping. Here’s how to winterize your landscaping and why rubber mulch is the smart way to prepare your garden for the cold.
Whether concerned with impact absorption, cost, durability or environmental effect, rubber mulch provides more benefits than any other playground surface material. Although sometimes not the cheapest to initially install, due to the sustainability of the materials and the safety functions, rubber mulch practically pays for itself in the long run while ensuring everyone that plays on the playground is protected from serious injuries.
“The Truth About Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber” Features Parent, Coach, and Scientific Perspectives on the Safety of Turf and Recycled RubberNEW YORK – February 2, 2016 – Today, the artificial turf and recycled rubber industries released a video entitled “The Truth About Artificial Turf and Crumb Rubber” to educate decision-makers, coaches, parents, and the [...]
Buying GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch in bulk has never been easier! Why buy in bulk? Buying GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch in bulk is the most convenient and time-saving way to complete larger projects like playgrounds, training courses, or landscaping. Our customers choose to purchase rubber mulch in bulk for the easy curbside delivery; rather than trying to load [...]
A southern Dallas County community was full of activity last Sunday, as the final efforts of volunteers laying down rubber mulch were completed. Recently, GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch was part of a community project in a joint effort with the Dallas Stars Foundation and Child’s Play, Inc. to build a brand-new playground for the Youth World [...]
Parker's Park in West, Texas By Joe Bush The saying "Out of the mouths of babes…" comes from the Bible and is used to illustrate that sometimes children don't just say the darndest things, they can also say the most insightful, most motivational things. Parker Pustejovsky was 4 years old when his father Joey, a [...]
Four-year-old Parker Pustejovsky had a dream to rebuild a park to honor his father and other first responders whose lives were tragically taken in the West Fertilizer Explosion in West, Texas, on April 17, 2013. What started as a simple idea to sell hotdogs, quickly turned into a significant fundraising event that garnered a wealth [...]
With school back in full swing, and school playgrounds in daily use, now is a good time to step up your playground maintenance schedule. Creating an environment of adventure and safe play is key to child development and a playground is an excellent venue for adventure. As the use of the playground increases, so does [...]