Before you do anything, you need to figure out just where it is you are going to be placing the swing set. You need to make sure that the area that you select is big enough for the swing, but at the same time, there should be excess room for the set, in case someone swings a little too aggressively on the swing set.
Make a Frame
Wherever you are going to be placing your swing set, you need mark the boundaries. Now build a frame around these marked areas. You can use some basic pieces of lumber and nails to do this, since you are just looking to make a really big rectangle and nothing more at this point in time.
Once the frame has been built, go ahead and place it into position. You might have to use some reinforcements to keep it secure, but feel free to do anything at this point in time, since you want the frame to be as firm as it can be.
Place Swing Set
After the frame has been put into place, you need to go ahead and put the swing into its position. Just like you did with the frame, go on and secure the swing set.
Insert Wood Chips
With everything now in place, you simply have to go on and fill out the frame that you made with wood chips. You are looking to place at least six inches of wood chips in depth, since they will be there to absorb all the impact if your child falls.
To ensure if the chips are enough, you can test them out by doing a few practice dives in it.