Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-08-2006, 10:29 AM  
KevB KevB is online now
Agree to Disagree
 
KevB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The State of Euphoria
Casino cash: $11032
Landscaping a playground/swing set?

Well, we pulled the trigger on a playground in the backyard for the kids. It's a Rainbow set to be delivered next weekend. My concern is: what to do with the landscaping? Do you just put it on the grass and then mow/weedeat around it all summer (don't like this option)? Or, do you build a bed with rubber mulch?

Anybody ever dealt with this? If you built the bed, is it as expensive as an initial glance at prices would appear?
Posts: 10,687
KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.KevB would the whole thing.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 10:30 AM   #2
Katipan Katipan is offline
MER
 
Katipan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Colorado
Casino cash: $9899
How old are your kids?
__________________
"I'd rather you hate me for everything I am.
Than have you love me for something that I can't."
Posts: 11,966
Katipan 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Katipan 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Katipan 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Katipan 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Katipan 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Katipan 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Katipan 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Katipan 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Katipan 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Katipan 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.Katipan 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 10:35 AM   #3
Bob Dole Bob Dole is offline
King Shit of **** Mountain
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Casino cash: $14581
If you're not wanting to mow and weedeat around it, why not just go with a small pea gravel bed instead of a potentially smelly fire hazard?
Posts: 32,803
Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 10:38 AM   #4
ChiefButthurt ChiefButthurt is offline
Veteran
 
ChiefButthurt's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Undercover.....
Casino cash: $10380
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Dole
If you're not wanting to mow and weedeat around it, why not just go with a small pea gravel bed instead of a potentially smelly fire hazard?
Good idea.....also make sure that you add a weed barrier of some type.
__________________
I have nothing.
Posts: 2,810
ChiefButthurt has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ChiefButthurt has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ChiefButthurt has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ChiefButthurt has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ChiefButthurt has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ChiefButthurt has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ChiefButthurt has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ChiefButthurt has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ChiefButthurt has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ChiefButthurt has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.ChiefButthurt has just been standing around suckin' on a big ol' chili dog.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 10:38 AM   #5
FAX FAX is offline
testing ... 1, 2, 3
 
FAX's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tennessee
Casino cash: $5000
When mini-FAX was little, I built a sandbox under ours, Mr. KevB.

It worked great. No mowing and the little bugger would build sand monoliths when he grew tired of swinging and sliding and yelling and climbing and running and screaming.

FAX
Posts: 37,639
FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 10:40 AM   #6
Rain Man Rain Man is offline
No known superpowers
 
Rain Man's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: In A World Few See
Casino cash: $7216
VARSITY
I know nothing about how to set it up, but I'm sure hoping that I get an invitation to the grand opening. I love climbing on stuff.
__________________
Welcome to NFL Sunday! At 11:00 see Peyton Manning flip off the top rope and clothesline Clay Matthews! At 2:00 Drew Brees will hit Terrell Suggs with a chair! Buy your Andrew Luck jersey and let's get reeeeeady to rummmmmble!
Posts: 77,402
Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.Rain Man is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 10:44 AM   #7
NewChief NewChief is offline
Greenbacker and Loving Liberal
 
NewChief's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Casino cash: $7522
Quote:
Originally Posted by FAX
When mini-FAX was little, I built a sandbox under ours, Mr. KevB.

It worked great. No mowing and the little bugger would build sand monoliths when he grew tired of swinging and sliding and yelling and climbing and running and screaming.

FAX
I'm sure he enjoyed digging for buried treasure and finding secret kitty biscuits to munch on as well. Seriously, a sandbox is like asking every cat in the neighborhood to come take a dump in your yard. We're putting a sandbox in our back yard soon, but it's going to have a cover.

I also want to raise the bed where our swingset is and put some kind material in it similar to sand but without the cat-attraction features. Maybe some sort of chopped up rubber? Gravel seems a little hard. Any suggestions on a good playground "mulch" material?
__________________
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
- H. L. Mencken
Posts: 19,279
NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 10:48 AM   #8
jspchief jspchief is offline
BAMF
 
jspchief's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Your Face
Casino cash: $6930
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewChief
I'm sure he enjoyed digging for buried treasure and finding secret kitty biscuits to munch on as well. Seriously, a sandbox is like asking every cat in the neighborhood to come take a dump in your yard. We're putting a sandbox in our back yard soon, but it's going to have a cover.

I also want to raise the bed where our swingset is and put some kind material in it similar to sand but without the cat-attraction features. Maybe some sort of chopped up rubber? Gravel seems a little hard. Any suggestions on a good playground "mulch" material?
If you put an anti-freeze moat around the sand, the cat problem takes care of itself.

Leaving the grass will just result in bare dirt patches under the swingset.
__________________
Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear.
The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.
Posts: 24,087
jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.jspchief wants to die in a aids tree fire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 10:48 AM   #9
Bob Dole Bob Dole is offline
King Shit of **** Mountain
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Casino cash: $14581
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewChief
I'm sure he enjoyed digging for buried treasure and finding secret kitty biscuits to munch on as well. Seriously, a sandbox is like asking every cat in the neighborhood to come take a dump in your yard. We're putting a sandbox in our back yard soon, but it's going to have a cover.

I also want to raise the bed where our swingset is and put some kind material in it similar to sand but without the cat-attraction features. Maybe some sort of chopped up rubber? Gravel seems a little hard. Any suggestions on a good playground "mulch" material?
Pea gravel has rounded edges and if you bed it about 6" deep, is going to be a fairly forgiving surface should the kids fall on it. There are all kinds of potential issues arising from the use of rubber, ranging from odor to killing off of surrounding vegetation from any water run-off.
Posts: 32,803
Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.Bob Dole is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 10:50 AM   #10
FAX FAX is offline
testing ... 1, 2, 3
 
FAX's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Tennessee
Casino cash: $5000
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewChief
I'm sure he enjoyed digging for buried treasure and finding secret kitty biscuits to munch on as well. Seriously, a sandbox is like asking every cat in the neighborhood to come take a dump in your yard. We're putting a sandbox in our back yard soon, but it's going to have a cover.

I also want to raise the bed where our swingset is and put some kind material in it similar to sand but without the cat-attraction features. Maybe some sort of chopped up rubber? Gravel seems a little hard. Any suggestions on a good playground "mulch" material?
I never thought about the cat issue, Mr. NewChief. We didn't have that problem at all. Our dogs, perhaps?

You're right, though. If neighborhood cats are a concern and you are opposed to experimenting with the variety of cat eradication techniques readily available at the local gun store, the sandbox idea is no solution.

FAX
Posts: 37,639
FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.FAX is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 10:52 AM   #11
NewChief NewChief is offline
Greenbacker and Loving Liberal
 
NewChief's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Casino cash: $7522
Quote:
Originally Posted by jspchief
If you put an anti-freeze moat around the sand, the cat problem takes care of itself.

Leaving the grass will just result in bare dirt patches under the swingset.
The main reason I want to landscape it is that the set is currently on a gentle slope. I'd like to raise the bed, thus leveling it. It's functional now, but I'd like it to look good.

For those that warned of the rubber, thanks! I'll probably go with pea gravel instead.
__________________
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
- H. L. Mencken
Posts: 19,279
NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.NewChief has enough rep power to blowy ou to bits.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 10:56 AM   #12
Bwana Bwana is offline
GONE FISHING
 
Bwana's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Billings, Montana
Casino cash: $9498
Quote:
Originally Posted by jspchief
If you put an anti-freeze moat around the sand, the cat problem takes care of itself.
Beat me to it.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	acat-antifreeze.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	22.9 KB
ID:	57090  
Posts: 47,809
Bwana has disabled reputation
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 11:00 AM   #13
|Zach| |Zach| is offline
For The Glory Of The City
 
|Zach|'s Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Kansas City
Casino cash: $5720
Weeeee!

Posts: 45,708
|Zach| has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.|Zach| has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.|Zach| has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.|Zach| has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.|Zach| has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.|Zach| has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.|Zach| has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.|Zach| has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.|Zach| has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.|Zach| has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.|Zach| has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 11:04 AM   #14
DaFace DaFace is offline
Version 3.0
 
DaFace's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Donkey Land
Casino cash: $8689
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZachKC
Weeeee!
Wii?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	wii.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	5.5 KB
ID:	57091  
Posts: 28,315
DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.DaFace is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2006, 11:09 AM   #15
Iowanian Iowanian is offline
Besides, big day tomorrow
 
Iowanian's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Utopia
Casino cash: $11431
We just built a pretty big one at my folks for the grandkids. We built a parimeter around it with Railroad ties and dumped 10 ton of clean sand in it.

I'm ordering one of those "big dig" things that look like a seat with a backhoe to set in it later.

A little round-up along the edge and you won't have to weedeat for a year.

In this particular case study, cat shit isn't a problem, as the pair of 110lb dogs and a australian shepard that routinely cruise the area, solve said problem before its an issue.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	playground2.jpg
Views:	155
Size:	93.0 KB
ID:	57092  
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by KC native View Post
I said I'm an expert dickrider.
Posts: 50,541
Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.Iowanian is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:50 PM.


This is a test for a client's site.
A new website that shows member-created construction site listings that need fill or have excess fill. Dirt Monkey @ https://DirtMonkey.net
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.