Is artificial grass pet friendly?
Here at Grono, we are all animal lovers (especially dogs) so we have made sure that all our artificial grass is pet-friendly. We even have a latex-free grass (some dogs can have an allergy to latex), that’s not only kind to your pooch but also kind to the environment as it is 100% recyclable. Latex can also absorb dog wee creating a nasty smell.
If you follow these simple steps, you will have a pet-friendly artificial lawn that is easy to maintain, with no staining, lingering pongs or big craters. Why spend time trying to repair scorch marked, potholed lawn when you could replace it with a beautiful artificial lawn.
When installing your groundworks, we would recommend putting the weed membrane right at the bottom, underneath the 75mm of compacted MOT type one and then, rather than using sharp sand We would recommend using 25mm of compacted grano dust (6mm to dust). Using sand (and a weed membrane directly under the grass) can really increase the smell of dog wee by trapping the uric acid crystals and bacteria.
Make sure the grass is fitted correctly and is securely fastened down around the edges (you don’t want any inquisitive pooches finding a corner to pull on!). With most good quality modern grass’s there is no need to use a sand infill. It’s very important that you don’t use sand infill if you have dogs as it soaks up the dog wee, making your lawn smell even more.
The good news is that dog wee and poo will not stain or burn your artificial lawn. As you would do anywhere if your dog poos on your artificial lawn make sure you clean it up as soon as possible. There are lots of grass cleaners out there, but for the best results, we would recommend regular use of an enzyme cleaner as this breaks down the uric acid crystals rather than just masking the smell.
You can also infill your grass with a product called Zeolite (a 100% naturally occurring mineral rock) which can prevent the release of ammonia as a gas and more nasty smells.
By following the ‘little and often’ approach and giving your artificial lawn a regular wash, you will keep your garden smelling as fresh as a daisy.
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