Paige Johnson from the playscapes blog asked us to prepare something for her readers in honour of Aldo Van Eyck's birthday (an event she commemorates every year). She said that people were particularly interested in how to work with topography. As a result we prepared this grading "cheat sheet" to give some direction for prospective DIY playground builders. We also included a list of some good planting options to enhance the play experience.
We have also posted the following link for anyone interested in downloading the document. http://s2p.la/UF25Q6
Link to the playscapes blog post: http://playgrounddesigns.blogspot.ca/2012/03/terrain-and-plantings-for-play-by.html