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Old 03-01-2018, 03:19 PM
 
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I have a townhome with a small yard and before I put down sod or bark I was wondering if I could get more feedback with the attachment of my yard. I have a toddler and I want her to be able to play and fall in the yard. I will also be selling my place within a year. The stones in the photo below are gone, so at the moment there's just soil. In YOUR opinion what would you do if you were in my situation? And why would you put down sod or mulch/bark?
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Old 03-01-2018, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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If it is bare dirt now and you want kids on it now, no option other than sod.
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Old 03-01-2018, 03:43 PM
 
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Sod is easiest on kids. Bark can harbor crickets, spiders, ants etc and it would also be hard on kids. If you're selling, sod would be a better selling point.
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Old 03-01-2018, 05:56 PM
 
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Thank you for the replies I know bark seemed so easy but the negatives of spiders and other critters may be too much. Thanks for the info! Sorry about the attachments
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Sod! Why would you want your kids to potentially fall onto bark?
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Old 03-03-2018, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Sod! Why would you want your kids to potentially fall onto bark?

I know... bark is rough
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Old 03-04-2018, 05:19 PM
 
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There's different kinds of mulch I currently have 2 with no sharp edges soft and light weight all around, and round edges. I'm leaning more toward the sod my problem is maintaining it and how potential buyers in the near future will think about it. I guess every buyer is different so I will not know until then. I'm sure some buyers will like no maintenance and other's will love the grass. Thanks again for the opinions
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Old 03-05-2018, 06:34 AM
 
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I've never seen kids take off their shoes and wiggle their toes in bark.
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:27 PM
 
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grass/sod
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:09 PM
 
Location: San Diego / NWA
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Synthetic grass. No mowing in your tiny backyard.
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