Starting a playground project can seem overwhelming when you're not sure where to start. It all begins with choosing the right surfacing material, figuring out how much mulch you will need, and making sure that your playground is built with the best materials to protect from playground injuries. At GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch we’re making [...]
Rubber Mulch for Park Playgrounds The month of July is National Parks and Recreation Month! This month we’re paying an ode to the parks that make our time outdoors fun, joyous, and full of excitement. Unfortunately, an injury occurring on a park playground can put a stop to the fun right away. [...]
Choosing the Best Mulch for your Swimming Pool Landscaping Choosing the right landscaping materials around your swimming pool is important to keep your pool clean, and your friends and family safe. Considering all the features and benefits of GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch, you’ll find that it’s one of the best options available for the [...]
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.
In a recent study by The American Academy of Pediatrics titled “Playground injuries are on the rise; more children treated for traumatic brain injuries despite industry improvements” they state: “The number of children treated in emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries sustained at a playground increased significantly between 2005 and 2013. On average, more than [...]
Did you know that rubber mulch is the safest playground surface with a fall height rating of 16+ feet? For those that use wood mulch the fall height rating is a mere 7 feet which could lead to more injuries for little ones on the playground. In a recent study by The American Academy of [...]
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 [...]