You carefully chose a swing set or playhouse from King Swings and customized it to make it uniquely yours; congrats—that design looks fantastic! Now you have noticed that King Swings also offers mulch beds and will deliver and install the bed along with the vinyl swing set or playhouse.

Curious, you educated yourself on all the types of mulch offered by King Swings plus their pros and cons by reading our ultimate guide to mulch blog post. Armed with this knowledge, you are considering adding a mulch bed to your swing set play area but want to learn more about our fantastic border system.

Today, we focus on the unsung hero of the mulch bed, our Beuta Border. King Swings favors the Beuta border over all other border types because we believe it is the simplest, safest, and most beautiful solution for your mulch bed border.

Why is Beuta the perfect choice for a playground perimeter? Let’s explore its versatility, safety, and aesthetic appeal and discover why it’s the best edging solution for your swing set or playhouse.

Beuta Border – Beautiful and Durable

Beuta Blocks stand apart from many other border systems. King Swings began using it as a playground border in 2019; we haven’t looked back since. Let’s explore some of the main benefits of the Beuta Border.

Made in the USA

Beuta Blocks began in Strasburg, PA. Crafted by our CEO’s brother’s company, Beuta is a rotationally molded plastic landscape edging system developed and produced in the USA. The blocks come in 4’ sections that interconnect and are pinned into the ground, creating an interlocking border for your playground or garden.

Durable and Weed-whacker Friendly

Beuta Blocks are built to last. Their durability is unmatched, and they maintain their shape even under pressure. A string weed-whacker is no match for them, ensuring easy upkeep around your swing set or playhouse. They are fade-resistant, can withstand weight, and are resilient against the elements.

Safe Option

One great advantage of the Beuta system around your swing set or playhouse is its increased safety compared to timber, masonry, or other solid material borders. Unlike the others, Beuta, being a plastic material and lightweight, will disperse the energy of an impact better than a rigid material. The pins will hold it in place, but since it is flexible, Beuta will give slightly on impact, decreasing the odds of an injury.

Beautiful and Natural Appearance

Unlike a timber border, our Beuta Border flexes, creating graceful curves around your swing set features. The natural colors blend with nature and match the vibe of your backyard. Timbers will fade, check, crack, rot, and twist over time, but Beuta remains true to its colors year after year.

Installation: As Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Our border is part of our mulch bed package. Its clever design makes it simple to install, and its flexibility allows it to fit the contours of your swing set or playhouse.

First, the crew lays down a weed guard to keep nasty weeds or grass from peeking up through your mulch. After the fabric is rolled out, the border is next. Two pins driven down through the section secure it to the ground, and the following sections are all connected to one another. Once finished, the border is practically one long section, completing a ring around your swing set or playhouse. This design makes it stable and durable.

The crew then spreads the mulch inside your play area. If you want a space for a picnic table or other outside toys, purchase extra sections, and the crew can lay it out for you as long as it is attached to the playground border.

Benefits of a Mulch Bed and Border

While we have a blog post on the benefits and common questions about a mulch bed, let’s quickly review the biggest advantages of a mulch bed, weed guard, and border system for your swing set or playhouse.

  • Improved Safety
  • Ease of Lawn Upkeep Around the Set
  • Creates a Dedicated Play Area
  • Helps Keep Bugs at Bay
  • Visually Impressive
  • Helps Keep the Swing Set Cleaner

A mulch pit can feel like a significant investment, but the payoffs are just as big. While it is not required for a residential swing set or playhouse, it enhances the experience and helps you have total peace of mind when the kids are playing on it.


Mulch beds, together with our Beuta Border, are a great and beautiful way to add a lot of safety to your swing set or playhouse while also making it easier to mow around the set.

King Swings has been crafting, delivering, and installing swing sets and playhouses for 35 years. Our Amish craftsmen take pride in their work, and each swing set is made to order, meaning it is made by hand once the order has been submitted.

King Swings believes every swing set is more important than just a number towards a sales goal. It is your swing set, and so it is important to us. That is why we are happy to spend as much time as needed to make your order perfect for your family.

Browse our website, dream big, and contact us to bring the playground home when you are ready!

Justin Doutrich

Dad to three kids, Justin knows how important it is for children to get lots of physical exercise. His time as a school teacher reinforced that idea. He is passionate about creating fun, enjoyable playgrounds that are safe but full of learning opportunities.

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