When it comes to trampolines, safety is key. That's why you need to make sure you have the proper padding and protection in place before using your trampoline. 

Without the right precautions, you could easily injure yourself while bouncing around.

So what should you put under your trampoline? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

What Should You Put Under Your Trampoline?

1. Artificial Turf

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If you are looking to put artificial grass under your trampoline, you will need to purchase a piece that is at least the size of your trampoline.

It is important that the artificial turf is installed correctly so that it does not move or bunch up underneath the trampoline.

You also want to make sure that the artificial grass has some type of cushioning, whether it be an actual padding or just the softness of the turf itself.

This will help to keep your jumper’s feet from hitting the ground too hard and also help to keep the trampoline in place.

2. Trampoline on Gravel

Trampoline-On-Gravel

Installing a trampoline on gravel can have some benefits, but it is not recommended. One reason you might put gravel under your trampoline is if you live in an area with a lot of dirt or dust.

The gravel will help to keep the area clean. Another benefit of putting gravel under your trampoline is that it will help to keep the trampoline in place.

If you live in a windy area, the gravel will help to anchor the trampoline and prevent it from being blown away.

3. Wood Chips

Wood-Chips-under-trampoline

Putting wood chips under the trampoline is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to protect it.

The wood chips will help to cushion the fall for anyone jumping on the trampoline, and they are very affordable.

You can buy a bag of wood chips for around $3 to $5, which will cover a 2-cubic-foot area.

4. Play Sand

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Play sand is a good alternative to rubber mulch when it comes to protecting the kids while they are jumping on the trampoline.

The installation process is very simple and it can be done by anyone. The sand also lasts longer than the rubber mulch and it is much safer for the children. However, it is a bit more expensive.

5. planting under trampoline

Planting-Under-Trampoline

When it comes to planting under a trampoline, you have a few different options. You can grow flowers or plants that will provide some shade, or you can grow plants that will thrive in a dry environment.

No matter what you choose to plant, make sure to put down a layer of newspaper and raw sawdust to create a shaded area for the kids.

If the trampoline leaks, consider planting periwinkle, which thrives in moist environments. If the trampoline doesn't leak, consider planting organic mulch to keep the area tidy.

6. Bury The Trampoline

Bury-The-Trampoline

Bury the trampoline is a great way to keep your family safe while enjoying this fun backyard toy. By burying the trampoline, you can eliminate serious injuries and make it easier to carry heavier loads.

7. Trampoline on Solid Base

Trampoline-On-Solid-Base

When placing your trampoline on a solid surface, it is important to use an additional layer to minimize friction and make the trampoline stable.

This can be done by using a piece of plywood or an old mattress. This will help to protect the frame and legs from any damage that may occur due to repetitive friction.

8. trampoline on Grass

Trampoline-On-Grass

Putting a trampoline on grass is a great way to ensure that your trampoline is anchored firmly in place.

Grass is a natural surface and does not require any additional accessories to be installed.

However, you will need to make sure that the surface is plain and not too sloppy. Otherwise, your trampoline could move around.

9. rubber mulch

Rubber-Mulch-Trampoline

Putting a trampoline on rubber mulch is an excellent way to keep the trampoline in good condition while also providing a soft surface for children (and adults!) to bounce on.

Rubber mulch is a soft, bouncy material that will help to absorb the impact of jumps, making it safer for everyone using the trampoline.

10. Gymnastic Mats

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If you have gymnastic mats, it's a good idea to put your trampoline on them. This will provide extra cushioning in case of a fall and will also protect the mats from getting dirty or damaged.

Most gymnastic mats aren't designed for outdoor use, so you'll need to store them inside when not in use.

FAQs

How do you mow under a trampoline?

Mowing the lawn under a trampoline can be a bit difficult, but there are a few ways to make it easier.

One way is to adjust the handle on your lawnmower so that you can push it under the trampoline.

You can also attach an extended grip to the handle of your mower to make it easier to reach all the way around the trampoline.

The length of the handle depends on the shape of your trampoline: rectangular, square, round, or oval.

Will a trampoline ruin artificial grass?

No, a trampoline will not ruin artificial grass. In fact, it is quite the opposite.

A trampoline can be a great way to get some exercise and enjoy your artificial grass at the same time.

As long as you are careful with the heavy objects you place on your lawn, your artificial grass will stay in good condition.

How do I keep my dog from getting under the trampoline?

If you have a pet dog, you may be wondering how to keep them from getting under your trampoline.

One option is to purchase a pocket surround for your trampoline. This is an excellent safety barrier for both pets and young children.

Conclusion

Now that you know all the different things to put under your trampoline, it's time to choose the best option for you.

Whether you decide to bury your trampoline, place it on a solid surface, or use rubber mulch, we hope that these tips will help keep your family safe and your backyard looking great. Have fun jumping!

Susan Lee
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