What’s the big deal with certified playground wood chips and is it really better than other playground surfaces that have been used for decades? YES! So much better! The iPhone isn’t the only thing that’s been upgrading, mulch has too, specifically, mulch for children’s playgrounds to ensure the safest possible environment, way safer than other surfaces that used to be used.

Still not sold? Take a look at the following facts to decide for yourself:


  1. Sand – this material attracts animals (eww, did someone say health hazard!) not to mention that annoying sand that gets everywhere and somehow, despite your best efforts to shake and wipe and dump all of it from shoes and clothes, it still manages to find its way into your home.
  2. Rubber- were you aware that states such as California have federal agencies studying this material because it’s level of toxicity is under question? (No thanks! Not around my child)
  3. Wood Chips- “Ouch! A splinter”, I can hear it already.
  4. Regular Mulch- isn’t this for your yard? I don’t know about you but my child has a higher priority than the weeds in my yard do.
So, what’s so great about the certified playground mulch? What makes it so much better and improved?
  1. It’s tumbled. So what? Well actually this process reduces the risk of splinters simultaneously making the material less sharp
  2. Helps to absorb shock! According to a report put out by the Consumer Product Safety Commission just about 60% of injuries sustained on playgrounds across America were the direct result of a fall to the ground. Better safe than sorry is what I always say. Extra cushion for my clumsy child? Yes please!
  3. Specifically designed for this type of environment- to be around children, outside, in communities
  4. Meets ASTM standards for size, impact attenuation, and flammability rate- all good things here!

Playgrounds are an essential part of childhood development which is why it is essential to ensure your playground is surrounded by the safest mulch, Mavroff’s Certified Playground Mulch. Mavroff knows the importance of fun and safety which is why we take the utmost care in our certified playground.

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