Artificial turf installation is becoming increasingly popular among pet lovers. A growing number of dog parks and daycare centers are opting for pet turf installation over traditional lawns.
Below, we take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions concerning artificial turf for dogs.
Yes, artificial turf is absolutely safe for pets. Fake grass for pets is much more resilient than traditional lawns as it can withstand any wear and tear inflicted by the dog’s claws, paws, or nails. Since the pet cannot dig through artificial turf, many professional dog boarders and pet owners choose using artificial grass for dogs over traditional grass.
Pet turf installation is a great way to create a safe environment for pets and protect them from exposure to harmful lawn chemicals. Unlike real grass, synthetic grass does not allow the growth of weeds. So there’s no need for fertilizers, herbicides, and chemicals used to kill weeds.
Yes, dogs can not only play and roll to their heart’s content, but they can also urinate on artificial grass. However, unlike natural grass, synthetic turf does not absorb or breakdown all the components of dog waste. The surface has a porous backing allowing for pet urine to seep through and drain away, but the dog poop will need manual cleaning and scooping, just as any organic lawn maintenance. After stashing away the feces, flush out the remnants to get rid of any lingering smell or mess.
Unlike real grass, artificial grass will not wither and die when a dog takes a leak on it. You will have to regularly hose down the area with water to keep away any lingering odor. Another option is to install dog-friendly designated poop patches, which allows you to lift a small section of the fake grass and clean it thoroughly. These pet turf installation features allow for maximum absorption and draining.
It is difficult to altogether remove pests like fleas and ticks. Artificial grass does not allow for these parasites to live inside the grass blades. However, it cannot guarantee 100 percent elimination. While there is no soil to support their nesting, accumulation of debris and leaves can create a conducive breeding environment. If you maintain a clean artificial lawn, then you can reduce the chances of fleas and ticks to a great extent.
Hose down the area at least once a week to keep your lawn free from any odor and bad smells. Scoop up the feces and dispose of in a dustbin as you would in case of a natural yard. Using a high-pressure hose will help you keep your dog’s favorite spot clean. Hosing down the lawn is all the maintenance you need to maintain a clean and healthy artificial turf for your dogs.
Dog owners will agree it is not uncommon to find your dog peeing in the same spot every day. Sometimes you may notice a persisting odor even after hosing down the pet turf. It’s easy to get rid of that stubborn smell. Make a solution of equal parts water and vinegar. Spray the area with this natural mixture and let it dry to eliminate any lingering odor.
Artificial turf is scientifically formulated to stand the test of time. Artificial grass has a life of more than 20 years. Synthetic grass can withstand your pets and kids running roughshod on its surface. With synthetic grass, you don’t have to worry about wear and tear from pets. The pet turf will look fluffy and vibrant even after years of exposure to the elements. And what’s better, it doesn’t require constant grooming and mowing like traditional grass.
Artificial turf has an upfront cost. But with all the cost savings in water and maintenance, it becomes virtually free over the years.
You can add a layer of infill beneath artificial turf for dogs. Choose an infill from crumb rubber, sand, or silica granules. Most pet owners prefer to spend a little extra on silica granules to pamper their furry best friends.
While pets may like to play it rough on outdoor turfs, our special synthetic grass offers the perfect combination of aesthetic appeal, comfort, durability, and resilience, making it an excellent playground for all your family members and beloved pets.