bark mulch instead of grass?
I am wondering if anyone has some input into my predicament. The previous owners in their infinite wisdom filled the back yard with gravel(beside a swimming pool no less), anyway this year we put in a deck after I spent an entire week moving gravel to the edges of the lawn so it would be covered by decking. There is a small area now where we will be putting a large sandbox and the kids playfort. We contemplated grass, but the area is north and has dense shade from the 2 large maple trees on either side. I was wondering if anyone has a play area for children made of mulch/bark? I do not want to spend the money and time on bringing in topsoil and trying to grow grass,and or groundcover. Any tips would be much appreciated. I will see if I can attach a photo somehow!
p.s. anyone know where to get good quality wood chips in southern ontario delivered?