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  • Writer's pictureJoseph Pacocha

Before and After – Back Yard Children’s Playground Area

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

We had the opportunity recently to assist a client of ours further improve their back yard by installing a multi-course treated wood timber surround for their new children’s playground set.

Since the site was situated on a slight incline and a generous layer of playground wood mulch was needed (under/around play set), we called for the use of a fairly substantial outlying edge material (6 x 6 wood timbers) to retain the special playground mulch and keep the area looking great for many years to come.

To begin, we cleared and leveled a portion of the sloping back yard area slated to receive the new play set (first site visit).  Shortly after the play set was installed (by an outside company), we returned to construct a two course 6 x 6 treated wood timber surround (size of area determined by client).  We first excavated, leveled and manually compacted the select path ways where wood timbers were to be installed. 

Once soil base was prepared, we installed the treated timbers using steel rebar and special coated steel hardware. Next we installed landscape fabric/weed barrier across bare soil (within play area) to ensure great soil-to-playground mulch separation. Lastly we installed a generous layer (6"to 8" deep) of playground mulch (Safe-T-Mat Certified Playground Mulch) to complete.

Please be sure to contact Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. with any questions or project ideas you have.  We would love to help anyway we can.  Thank you for visiting our site and have a great day!


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