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Softfall Woodchip Playground Surfacing

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Softfall Woodchip is one of the most common undersurfacing materials used for compliant Playground Surfacing, especially in local parks and gardens.   Compared to other types of undersurfacing, Woodchip has a relatively inexpensive initial capital cost due to its availability. While many suppliers stock a range of Mulches and Woodchips, it's vital to specify playground mulch which has the Australian Standard approval (AS4422). This indicates the product has been tested in accordance with the standard and for which compliance certification, or a test certificate is available.  Install of this product is easy and does not require special expertise or machinery in small...

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Recommended installation depths

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Recommended installation depths

50mm ― recommended for top-ups 75mm ― recommended for aesthetics 100mm ― recommended for water conservation and aesthetic longevity 150mm ― recommended for soft-fall compliance top-ups and horticulture projects 200mm ― recommended for soil remediation and new horticulture projects 300mm ― required new installation depth for commercial soft-fall compliance 

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Facts about Phytophthora Dieback (‘Dieback’)

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Facts about Phytophthora Dieback (‘Dieback’)

Phytophthora Dieback (‘Dieback’) is a soil borne pathogen with a range of hosts in the southwest of Western Australia. These predominantly come from the Proteaceae, Myrtaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae and Ericaceae and Fabaceae plant families. While some plant species are resistant, others are susceptible to the disease caused by the pathogen resulting in chlorosis, dieback and usually death. The Dieback pathogen is widespread in areas with greater than 800 mm of annual rainfall, less extensive in areas that receive between 600–800 mm and mainly restricted to water-gaining sites in areas that receive 400–600 mm. The pathogen does not occur in areas that receive...

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