Artificial turf has become very popular in the past few years. Homeowners are in love with how it makes their lawns look, how much less work there is to do on the yard, and all the other amazing benefits. One question that is often asked is if artificial grass and pets go together? The answer may really surprise you. Keep reading to find out more.
Artificial grass, also known as fake grass or turf, is perfect for pets. One of the best reasons that a pet owner can install turf is because it is resilient. Dogs love to rough house with each other and have also been known to create burrows. However, when you install fake grass, you do not need to worry about this. This lawn is ideal for pets because its durable construction will also provide much comfort to your doggy.
Dogs like to go outside to do their business. Rarely do you see a dog that is litter trained, and if your dog is a larger breed, they will most likely not want to go on a pee pad. Therefore, the answer is to let them urinate and defecate outside on the grass. Some are under the impression that synthetic turf will be damaged if a pup goes outside and leaves a deposit. However, this is not the case. If your dog urinates on the artificial grass, it will not leave brown spots like a dog’s urine does on real grass. You can simply wash it off with a hose. The fake grass actually allows the urine to drain through a backing that is tight and permeable. And if your dog does happen to poop on it, then you just need to pick up the poop and then rinse with fresh water.
Something else that is really nice about synthetic grass is that you can work with the installer to enhance your yard with dog-friendly features. This will allow your lawn to drain better and help with optimal absorption.
You may be concerned about pet odors after they have used the fake grass as a bathroom. There is not any need to be worried about this. In fact, if you do smell a scent coming from where your pup has peed, you can wipe it down with vinegar (a 5% white distilled vinegar will do the trick). Rinse the vinegar off immediately.
If you prefer not to use vinegar, you can also use a deodorizer or sanitizer that has been commercially made. Just be sure it has enzymes in it to kill the odor. Leave it on for 4 hours and then rinse with water.
If your dog loves to go outside after it has rained, you will never again have to worry about mud puddles. Therefore, when your dog comes inside, he will not get muddy paw prints all over the house. Nor do you need to worry about your pet rolling around in grass that is full of bugs. Grubs will also be a thing of the past as they can not thrive in the fake grass. And since this grass never grows, you do not need to worry about adding harsh chemicals or fertilizers to it to either make it grow or stop weed production.
Pets and artificial grass go together quite nicely. These lawns are easy to clean and will make your yard look amazing. Plus Rover will have a plush spot to roll around, nap, or play catch with the kids. If you are interested in artificial grass, call a trusted company, such as Turf Pro Synthetics. They can help you get the yard of your dreams.
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