This Isn't Your Father's Playground
It wasn't long ago that most playgrounds weren't really very safe environments for kids. The surfaces were hard and unforgiving, places where a modest fall could cause scraped skin and even broken bones.
But today, enlightened homeowners know that protecting their kids' safety by softening their backyard playing surfaces isn't a complicated matter. It just involves finding natural organic materials that soften the blow from falls. Mulch products can do double duty in this environment: they cushion falls and other mishaps while also requiring little or no ongoing upkeep.