If you are on the search for purchasing a swing set or have already purchased one, you may have a design for the area in your yard where you’re planning to put the swing set down. Maybe the surface is grass, maybe it’s sand, maybe it’s level, maybe it’s not.
You may think you’ll figure it out when you get there, but have you really considered what is the best thing to put under a swing set?
Setting the Ground for a Swing Set
It may seem like a strange question, but it is essential for you to be aware of what you are going to put under a swing set, because, without a proper foundation, it will be unsafe or not work as well.
After you have determined your swing set model and where you dream of placing it, analyze the ground you plan to place it on. This is because you don’t want to experience an event such as your kids trying to swing, but it being hard or dangerous due to a slope or uneven surface.
When Your Kids Are Involved
The swing set is likely for the enjoyment of your children. If so, you need to make sure that it will be safe in every aspect.
One often overlooked area is the ground directly below the swing set as we have mentioned. So, what is the best thing to put under a swing set?
The answer for this particular scenario is a bedding of vinyl mulch. Vinyl mulch can protect kids from nasty falls and does not splinter or break, unlike traditional wood chips.
Furthermore, the material is resistant to both mold and disintegration, making it much easier to manage, maintain, keep clean, and overall not worry about.
Using Blocks Under the Swing Set
Besides vinyl mulch as a bedding material, there is another option for the best thing to put under a swing set – rubber blocks.
Please note, you do not have to make a bedding of rubber blocks, that would be unstable, unhelpful, and way too expensive. Instead, our LevelDry blocks provide a support system for the swing set structure itself.
They also protect the structure by keeping it off the ground so that it doesn’t have to weather the elements directly. This prevents rotting and instability due to an uneven surface from water or mud.
Consider using just a few of our rubber blocks to set your swing set straight instead of terraforming your yard to make a stable surface.
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