Playground Mulch

Learn more about our playground mulch service for schools, municipalities, and daycare centers.

Create a Safe & Colorful Playground

Quality playground mulch creates a fun, safe place for children to enjoy.

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Mulch Being Installed on a Playground

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What Is Playground Mulch?

When it comes to creating a safe environment for children to play, mulch for a playground is a must. While you may have heard that sand or small rocks are suitable for playground environments, mulch is the superior option.

The engineered wood fiber (EWF) playground mulch that Superior Groundcover provides is certified playground mulch. It meets safety standards and requirements from the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA).

EWF mulch absorbs impact well, meaning even if a child takes a spill while running through the playground, their chances of injury are significantly lowered. Due to the slip-resistant texture of EWF, people who utilize wheelchairs can easily ride on top, unlike with sand or small pebbles.

Superior Groundcover offers both virgin EWF mulch and recycled EWF mulch material for your playground surfacing needs.

How It Works

We deliver and install mulch in three simple steps, ensuring your playground is ready for children of all ages.

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You Place the Order

The first step in creating a long-lasting playground base is sending us a message with your project details — we are happy to give you a free estimate. Once we know the size and location of your site, we can plan a date to get your materials delivered.

We Deliver Your Substrate

No need to take time out of your day to pick up any playground product. Our team will arrive on installation day, blower trucks in tow. We don’t leave a big pile of mulch on your property, either — installation is up to us.

We Install the Material

With the pneumatic systems of our specialized Express Blower® trucks, we are able to evenly and precisely distribute your fresh ground covering in a timely manner. Once we’re finished, your site is ready for recess.

Playground Mulch for Schools

Elementary schools, preschools, and child learning centers need certified EWF to protect students who fall during recess. An engineered wood fiber playground is aesthetically pleasing and will greatly enhance the appearance of your school. 

Students can swing, climb, and play on playground equipment without the worry of scraping their knees on cement. Superior Groundcover offers some of the best playground mulch in Michigan, with easy maintenance and installation. An EWF playground provides a clean and presentable environment for students to run around in.

Playground EWF for City Parks

Blown-in EWF mulch installation is an efficient way to spruce up a local city playground. Park mulch acts as a safety net for young children, resulting in fewer tears when accidents happen. City beautification projects can order the installation of an engineered wood fiber playground to improve the appearance of their town.

Cities can even commission us for playground mulch installation in multiple city parks. EWF mulch installation is quick and simple, so your public parks won’t have to be closed down for a prolonged amount of time. The residents of every neighborhood deserve a safe place for their kids to spend time.

Daycare Playground Mulch

Babies, toddlers, and kids at daycare are learning to explore the world around them. EWF playground mulch provides them with a soft landing when they tumble over or trip. 

When parents drop their children off at daycare, they are placing their children’s safety in the hands of the daycare provider. Make sure children stay safe with the EWF for playgrounds in your daycare’s play area. This investment can prevent serious injuries that could occur when falling upon rocks, cement, or hard ground.

EWF for Home Playgrounds

Parents can use EWF playground mulch for play areas in their own yards. Engineered wood fiber requires little maintenance and is less disruptive to your yard’s ecosystem than rubber mulch or other synthetic materials. Alternative ground covering materials, such as sand and pea stone, do not provide the fall protection that EWF does, and rubber mulch is much more expensive. 

An EWF playground surface lasts a long time and is aesthetically appealing.. A child’s home playground needs the best playground mulch available to ensure their safety, and engineered wood fiber does the job.

Who Needs Playground Mulch?

Many organizations can benefit from a safer, more sustainable playground environment, including:

Schools: It isn’t a stretch to assume every kid’s favorite part of the day in elementary school is recess. Keep your students safe while they expel energy on the monkey bars, swirling slides, and rope bridge with playground mulch.

Parks: Parks are an extremely loved part of many communities, and playgrounds are a staple, especially in the spring and summer. Families can spend hours letting their children enjoy the area, and a safe ground covering ensures they’ll keep coming back to yours.

Daycares: Fresh air is extremely important for daycare goers and their teachers alike. With small children, it is essential to mitigate injuries with a softer substrate like playground mulch.

Homes: While you’re already improving your home’s landscaping with our residential mulch services, consider having us install mulch near your backyard playground equipment as well.

Benefits of Using Mulch for Playgrounds

There are many reasons why playground EWF mulch is the best choice, including:

Benefits of Using Playground Mulch
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We install playground EWF mulch that is ADA compliant and ASTM F1951, F2075, F1292 and IPEMA certified for a safe play environment for all children.



Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) playground mulch is a more cost-effective solution for your playground surfacing needs when compared to PIP rubber, crumb rubber, rubber tiles and synthetic turf.



Due to the ease of installation with our mulch blower truck process, your playground will be ready for play the same day.

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Our playground EWF mulch holds up well to heavy use, softly cushions falls, is firm enough for wheelchairs, provides good drainage, and has great aesthetic value.

Cost of Playground Mulch

At Superior Groundcover, we supply a variety of colored mulches for playgrounds, making for a safe and stylish play space. Factors that affect the final cost include:

Size of your playground: A large community playground will likely cost more than a small single-family playground.

Type of mulch: The type of material you choose may also affect cost.

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DIY vs. Professional Playground Mulch

Trust our professional mulch installation, and save your energy for play time.

Are you a do-it-yourself kind of person? You may be considering installing mulch on your own. While it is doable, a professional pneumatic mulch installation will save you tons of time and mess. Our blower trucks allow for quick and even distribution — no giant mulch piles, wheelbarrows, or shoveling involved.

You’re already in charge of planning a perfect playscape—let us take some of the load off. You will have a uniform new base for your spectacular swing set in no time.

Our Team Installing Playground Mulch

Local Playground Mulch by Superior Groundcover

At Superior Groundcover, we have been providing groundcover solutions for over 20 years. We are passionate about transforming barren pieces of land into stunning, functional works of art. Our mulch services are the best way to make a long-lasting, safe foundation for your playground.

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Ready to create a playground that children could spend hours enjoying? Send us a message today to receive a free estimate on your playground mulching project.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Our pneumatic landscape mulch installation can take up to a few hours, depending on the size of your playground.

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