Playground Rubber Mulch Testimonial-Brand Comparison

It is my pleasure to recommend Everlast as a company with integrity and quality a product. I received our shipment of Playground Mulch and all I can say is that “I absolutely LOVE it!”. I can certainly say this was the quickest turn around I have ever had with a company. I truly appreciated the representative professional manners and I really felt like they cared and enjoyed actually helping me make my decisions regarding our playground. This is not my first experience with a major purchase of mulch and indeed we will be return customers. I value this company so much, I have recommended our state resource department to use Everlast and to stay away from the company ********, who still owes me mulch and money to this day. In fact there is no comparison to Everlast. I have never seen mulch so rich in color and chunky as it is. I already know it will be around for along time. The ***** looks like pea gravel and it stands out in a bad way on the playground after it was put down. I wish I had found Everlast first. I wish you continued success with your company as you supply our children with the safest fall protection they have ever had.
Thank you,
Peace and Sparkles ,

Safety Tips for Backyard Playgrounds.


Stop the ruts at the slides and swings.

Many families install new playsets for Christmas and safety is easy to overlook during the holidays.  This list provides a quick reminder of some of the things to look out for with backyard playsets.  Rubber mulch is extremely effective but must be maintained to insure best performance.  Rubber Mulch and Wood Fiber Mulch play an important role in playground safety. Regular inspection and routine maintenance are necessary.
Playground Safety Tips for post-holiday fun.  Whether you have just installed a backyard playset as a Christmas gift or currently have a swingset in your backyard, now is the time to double check your set by following some basic playground safety tips.

One of the most important things you can do is minimize the risk of falling.
If children do fall, be sure to have the proper safety surface in place.
Monitor young children while at play to insure they are not trying to swing too high.
Insure that all railings are in place and secure.
Ensure there is safe surfacing beneath and surrounding all playground equipment in order to minimize the risks of falling.
Recommended surface materials include rubber mulch, wood chips, pea gravel, and if no other alternative is available regular mulch. Each type of material has it’s own limits for shock attenuation.  It is important to use material properly rated for your fall height at the required depth.  Depths must be maintained regularly to be effective.  Rubber mulch has the highest shock rating of any other loose fill material requiring less material.
Avoid playgrounds with grass, dirt and soil surfaces under the equipment.Surfacing should be rated to the fall height of your playset.  The safety surface should extend at least 6 feet in all directions around equipment.   For swings, make sure that the surfacing extends, in the back and front, twice the height of the suspending bar, so if the top of the swing set is 10 feet high, the surfacing should extend 20 feet.
Inspect for any trip hazards.  Rubber swing mats can reduce the ruts left from dragging feet under swings and at the end of slides.
Make sure that borders are in place and secure.  Watch out for cracked or splintered wooden borders and repair or replace as needed.
Inspect wooden playsets for rotted or cracking wood that could lead to nasty splinters or cuts.