Fake grass can come in handy for a homeowner. Not only is it easier to care for, it usually costs less to maintain throughout its lifetime. It’s a quick and easy way to get the perfect lawn without even having to do a fraction of the work that regular grass entails. But it doesn’t come without its unique challenges and issues. Take, for instance, pets. Pets can wreak havoc on fake grass that can potentially leave your lawn looking like it’s taken a serious beating.
Luckily, there are ways to take care of your fake grass even if you have pets. To prevent your pets from ruining your artificial turf, let’s look at how you should care for fake grass when you have pets to worry about.
When it comes to caring for pet grass, the first thing you need to remember is always to take care of problems as soon as you notice them. If your pet goes to the bathroom on your lawn, don’t forget to clean it. Pet feces can damage your grass if left there too long.
We recommend waiting until the feces dry out before picking it up. Once dried, it becomes less messy and easy to pick up. There might be a residue left behind, but specialized artificial turf cleaners make it simple to clean.
When it comes to fluids spilling in your yard, drainage is essential to keep odors at bay. All of our artificial turf installations drain at a rate of 45-inches per square yard, per hour. This statistic might seem confusing, but it actually shows how our product efficiently drains any liquid spills or dog urine. After a spill, all you need to do is hose the fake turf down and let it dry. The drainage structure will do most of the work by guiding the liquid through the turf and into the ground.
As for liquid pet waste, fake turf installers recommend using an extremely absorbent, odor-reducing infill like ZeoFill™. This type of infill helps to reduce or eliminate pet odors, making it a pleasant area of your home. If you really want to give your yard a proper cleaning, you can wash it down with specialized enzyme cleaners like Pro Vet Logic and PE-51.
As a pet owner, ensuring that they are kept safe and happy is always a priority. Fake turf offers a realistic appearance to your yard, but it also makes it a fun area for your pet to play in.
Many concerns may arise when thinking of investing in artificial turf. One of those concerns is ensuring the surface of the turf is safe enough for pet paws. Your professional fake turf installer should always recommend high-quality products, including infill. If you’re worried about the temperature of your turf, remember that T°Cool™ is an option. This product infill drastically reduces the surface temperature of your synthetic turf by up to 50 degrees which will, in turn, save your dog’s paws.
Installing artificial turf requires professional knowledge, this guarantees that you get the right products to match your lifestyle. US Turf can present you with the best turf options for your home and pets. We will complete your project efficiently, guiding you throughout the whole process. Get in touch for a free estimate to learn more about the different available selections.