IPEMA Certified Playground Mulch Near Me

Now is the Time for New Playground Mulch

IPEMA Certified Playground Mulch vs. Rubber Mulch - Which is best?

As winter is coming to an end and springtime is just around the corner, it’s a great time to start thinking about reapplying your playground mulch. This year is a great time to apply a fresh layer of mulch to your playgrounds and other outdoor areas. Playground mulch is not just used to make your outdoor areas more attractive, but it also provides children who play on the outdoor equipment with a soft landing, which is essential for their safety. Continue reading to learn why playground mulch is so important and how to use mulch to improve your playground.

Organic Playground Mulch

Using organic mulch for your playground has many benefits, the most significant being that Cannonsburg Wood Products mulch is certified and safe for use in playgrounds and high-traffic outdoor areas.


Organic Mulch provides the following benefits.

     – Pest-resistance

     – Durability

     – Weed and weed germination suppression

     – Soil erosion and compaction prevention

     – Aesthetic appeal

Synthetic vs. Organic Mulch

Typically, playground mulch is either shredded rubber from old tires or wood chips


Rubber Mulch


Organic Mulch is recommended over rubber, mainly for safety reasons. Tire rubber can contain toxic chemicals, and these aren’t all removed when the tires are shredded and are choking hazards for young children. They also bleed color that gets all over children’s bodies and clothing and is very difficult to remove rubber mulch since it doesn’t naturally break down the same way organic mulch does. Finally, when rubber mulch gets hot, it emits an unpleasant heated rubber smell.


Organic Mulch


On the other hand, organic wood mulch is free from those harmful substances and has the ability to decompose which enriches the soil underneath it. It also compacts, creating a firm and slip-resistant surface that allows strollers and wheelchairs to pass through, making it safety standard and special needs guideline compliant.

IPEMA Certified Playground Mulch Near Me

How to Reapply Playground Mulch

We recommend a depth of 6-12 inches deep for your playground mulch to ensure sufficient shock absorption. You can customize your mulch layers depending on the height of your play equipment. Organic wood playground mulch should be topped off every 6 months to a year, depending on how much it gets used. And it tends to fade and lose its color over time, so replenishing it regularly is recommended for bringing color back to your playground.

Choose Cannonsburg for your Playground Mulch Needs

Cannonsburg’s International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) certified playground mulch offers comfort, cost-effectiveness, low environmental impact, and unparalleled safety. IPEMA-certified playground mulch is unique in the following ways:

     – It has no splintered ends.
     – It does not contain foreign objects or hazardous contaminants.
     – It’s tested for minimum shock absorption from falls.

Our offered playground wood chip mulch is made from recycled pine or cypress trees, further adding to our greener process. It has been thoroughly tested to meet particular size, purity, draining ability, and consistency standards.

Order Your IPEMA-Certified Bulk Mulch for your Playground from Cannonsburg Wood Products!

Help the children in your life stay safe this upcoming spring by ordering your bulk mulch from us. We make it easy to order the proper amount of safe, effective, organic playground mulch. Use our project calculator on our home page to figure out how mulch supplies you’ll need. We offer delivery throughout Michigan. Just give us a call and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have!