Im about to start building a small playground at the bottom my garden consisting of a wooden climbing frame with swings and slide, a small trampoline and possibly a sand pit. I am a complete garden DIY novice so Im feeling a little out of my depth and would appreciate some advice/feedback on what I have planned to help avoid any silly mistakes if anyone would be so kind.
The area is approx 7m wide by 5.5m long and is fairly level in terms of not sloping but has a lot of holes and high/low areas and also some concrete and bricks just below ground level.
My plan is:-
- Remove the top layer/turf with a shovel
- remove excess soil from high areas
- turn over/break up top of soil with a fork
- level with a rake and fill low areas/holes and cover concrete with soil and/or sand (or old turf?)
- Build climbing frame and position with paving slabs under legs/tower etc and ensure level.
- Build border around area with edging
- Install membrane
- fill area with rubber playground chippings to manufactureres recommended depth (50mm) and rake to level. I will use around 50% more rubber chippings than the recommended minumum to be on the safe side.
Can anyone see any obvious mistakes/issues with this plan or suggest any improvements to make the task easier?
Thanks in advance