Lots of keen gardeners tear their hair out in frustration when they see just how much damage a dog or two can cause to a lawn. Dogs love to bury bones and toys. Their urine kills grass before the nitrogen in it causes a growth spurt – hence the tell-tale rings on a dog owner’s lawn. Dog faeces also damages grass. Lastly, an overactive mutt will wear away patches of lawn in time, as they tear around after toys in a fit of excitement. It’s not surprising that many pet owners who love their garden consider the benefits of artificial grass, but is it a good choice?
Dog Faeces and Urine Issues
One of the biggest concerns pet owners have about artificial grass for dogs is whether dog faeces and urine will damage a fake lawn. They are sceptical that artificial grass can cope with all that nature throws at it. Well, unlike real turf, artificial grass won’t die when a dog pees on it. Dog urine drains away, just like rain, so you won’t end up staring out at a yellow sea. Dog faeces will need to be cleaned up, just as you would on a real lawn. Simply scoop the mess up and hose the area down to remove any residual grains.
Kill Nasty Odours
If there is any lingering odour from your dog, work some bicarbonate of soda into the area and spray vinegar over it. This will completely eradicate any nasty smells, permanently and naturally.
Advantages of Artificial Grass for Dogs
- Fake lawns are safe for pets to play on. Artificial grass is soft, warm, and inviting especially in the sun, so your pampered pooch will have a thoroughly relaxing time snoozing his days away in warm weather.
- You don’t need to weed and feed an artificial lawn, so you won’t have to keep your pets indoors for a day at a time. You, your pets and the kids can all play outside without a care in the world.
- Artificial grass means you don’t have to deal with muddy paws – what a bonus!
Artificial grass is just as kind to dogs as the real stuff. It is also low maintenance and more than capable of withstanding over-exuberant dogs. And unlike real grass, your fake lawn will stay green and lush for years to come.
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