Products – Soil & Mulches – Types of Mulches – Playground Bark
Playground Bark This bark provides a softer landing area for children to fall. Put a 6″ to 12″ deep layer of bark to help cushion the fall. Playground bark is made from aspen tree wood, not from aspen bark. This bark mulch does not give slivers, or make you itch, like other types of bark or wood products can. The natural bark color fades to dull gray in the sunlight.
One yard will cover an area about 50 square feet 6″ deep, or 25 square feet 12″ deep. Be sure to use plenty of playground bark under any swing sets, slides, or other children’s playground equipment.