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Does anyone know of a place that sells playground wood chips. We want to put them in our backyard for our daughter?

Any online source we can order from. If you have wood chips, how have they held up?

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Asked by averys1mama at 7:41 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • I think they might sell them at home depot or lowes. Maybe check their websites?

    Answer by ajguinn at 7:47 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • They sell them in bags at Lowe's.

    Answer by EireLass at 7:53 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • You should also look into rubber mulch. They are so much safer to use around the kiddos. Here's an example of one.  It's more expensive than the wood chips, but not a bad idea.  We are going to put some on the floor ground of the kids outdoor playhouse.  They can sit on it, kneel on it, lay on it without worrying about splinters, scrapes, etc.


    Answer by happy1mom at 11:27 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • I would second the rubber mulch. Also keep in mind the wood chips can draw in termites.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 11:49 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • I am also suggesting the rubber over the wood. When we built a new playground for the elementary school where I worked, the state inspectors (especially for pre-school) said to get the rubber chips. Wood not only has the possibility to attract termites, but all sorts of other bugs too. And, the rubber is RECYCLED tires!

    Answer by PSMother at 9:54 AM on Jun. 12, 2009

  • Garden stores. They are the same wood chips people use around the base of trees to prevent weed growth.

    Answer by l_to_the_e at 3:04 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

  • home depot or lowes has them.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:06 PM on Jun. 13, 2009

  • we have wood chips in our backyard that we got at home depot and I would NOT recommend them. Everytime the kids go out to play, if they step on them they come back in with tons of tiny splinters in their feet! We are moving in a few weeks, and we are going to look into the rubber mats, or the recycled materials instead.

    Answer by LilysMomma78 at 4:53 PM on Jun. 14, 2009

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