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Old 03-12-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Bark harbors all kinds of arthropod life (insects, spiders, centipedes, etc.), including cockroaches which are indicated in the incidence of childhood asthma.

Bark is fine for flower beds and covering other areas of the yard, but I would keep it away from the foundations and not as a play surface.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:26 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice still deciding on what we need. Just ordered a small sample of jelly bean rubber mulch. Synthetic would be a great solution too and better than grass to me. My main concern is with having 2 jobs and 2 kids and not having enough time to care for the lawn. With synthetic we can lay it down and be done
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:47 AM
 
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I know... bark is rough
ahhh you missed your chance... it's spelled ruff.

Be sure you do your research on the hazards of rubber mulch.

I vote for grass/sod.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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ahhh you missed your chance... it's spelled ruff.

Be sure you do your research on the hazards of rubber mulch.

I vote for grass/sod.
Before you take the time to correct someone's grammar/spelling the dictionary should be consulted.

Edit, corrected my spelling.

Last edited by Izzie1213; 03-13-2018 at 08:29 AM.. Reason: Spelling
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:09 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Before you take the time to correct someone's grammer/spelling the dictionary should be consulted.
Hmmm Lack of funny bone. BTW grammar is not spelled grammer. Just sayin is all.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Sod...BUT, do you get adequate sun and can you water the sod to bring it along?
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:11 AM
 
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Sod if you have enough sun to grow it. If not, synthetic grass.
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