Kansas City, when the weather can reach 80 degrees one day and snow the next. Lucky for us, spring is just around the corner and backyard playgrounds are beckoning children everywhere. Whether your backyard playground is a tire swing or a playset with all the bells and whistles, you have to ask yourself, is it safe?
Each year, according to Centers for Disease Control, emergency rooms treat more than 200,000 children for playground related injuries, many from falls. There are several factors that account for these injuries, some of which are faulty playground equipment, absence of adult supervision or lack of a proper ground cover for the play area.
When it comes to cushioning falls, playground mulch is an easy fix. Not only will it add to the visual appeal of your home's landscaping, but it's low maintenance and affordable. However, buyer beware, not all mulch is alike. This year, Lawn-Corps has designed a playground mulch with children's safety in mind. It is renewable, green, 100% natural and for a parent's peace of mind, it's certified.
We produce our playground mulch on site by using clean, virgin wood which comes directly from local saw mills. Most importantly, it meets the highest playground safety standards required by the following:
- International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA)
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
- Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
To ensure our products safety, Lawn-Corps playground mulch has also been rigorously tested and certified by the following standards:
- IPEMA Certified ASTM 1292 Standard Specification for Bodily Impact
- IPEMA Certified ASTM 2075 Metal Test and Sieve Analysis
It's important to know that Lawn-Corps is one of two companies in Missouri and Kansas that have achieved certification by meeting these standards. It's a big accomplishment for us and one that we are very proud of. It's just a first step to help ensure the safety of our most valuable resources ... our children.