Playground mulch is a small wood chip with outstanding durability. Used in high traffic areas such as playgrounds. It is a light brown – blonde color. It is made with clean wood to ensure it is free of disease (like poison ivy) and metal (like nails). Popular with schools, daycare centers, parks, and homeowners. It will last 2 – 3 years depending on the amount of use. 300 – 400 lbs. per yard.