With synthetic grass becoming increasingly popular, we have been asked huge amount of pet-specific questions from those who have fluffy loved ones. Check out a few of the most frequent questions we get regarding synthetic grass for dogs in Fresno.
IS IT SAFE FOR DOGS?
Yes! Artificial grass is harmless to pets — canine and feline alike. Pet turf is created to be much more resilient than both organic grass and conventional synthetic grass. You won’t need harsh pesticides or fertilizers, either, so you won’t have to deal with those chemicals like you would with organic turf. Your pooch can be allergic to grass pollen, so when you make the change to synthetic, you might even see Fido experience fewer allergies, too.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE PET WASTE?
Dogs can use the turf as their bathroom like they naturally know how to do — the big difference here is the clean-up process is simple for you. It is much easier to clean pet waste off artificial turf, and the grass won’t fade or become stained from dog urine or feces. Southwest Greens pet turf is crafted with an advanced backing system under the surface that allows urine and other fluids to drain more efficiently than organic turf. For solid waste, simply let it dry a little before removal for best results. If you’re left with spots, a quick splash with the hose will eliminate any remaining waste.
WILL IT STINK FROM DOG URINE?
Artificial grass has no scent, so if any odors do occur, it’s typically caused by dog urine specifically. Many pets favor to use one area of the lawn to do their business, so from time-to-time, you can get a little more of a build-up of odor. Southwest Greens turf system is antimicrobial, which will reduce the odor, but there are steps you can take to ensure no smells linger. We recommend you use a solution of one-to-one parts water and vinegar to spray Fido’s favorite restroom area. Let it dry to remove any dawdling scent.
CAN DOGS DAMAGE SYNTHETIC GRASS?
Because synthetic turf is designed to withstdand heavy, constant use, it makes it very difficult for dogs to destroy. Digging is virtually impossible for them on synthetic turf. Long gone are the days of muddy paw prints being tracked into your house as well!
DO FLEAS AND TICKS LIVE IN SYNTHETIC TURF?
Because artificial turf is made from a non-organic material, it is extremely challenging for fleas, ticks, and other pests to survive in the turf. While we can’t guarantee that your yard will be 100% flea-free, you can trust us that they will be mostly eliminated. Because there’s no soil to support their nesting, but you must look out for any accumulation of leaves or debris that might make a good breeding environment for fleas and ticks. As long as you clean your artificial yard regularly, there will be rarely any pests.
HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN SYNTHETIC GRASS FOR DOGS?
Be sure to clean waste as soon as possible to eliminate any stink. To keep everything clean and looking great, we suggest you hose the turf down every week. This will help keep your lawn odor free. Dispose of any leaf or other loose debris to safeguard your backyard unfavorablefor fleas and ticks.
HOW MUCH DOES ARTIFICIAL GRASS COST?
This will heavily depend on your project, so it’s challenging to provide you an precise estimate. A few factors that might affect the price are:
- Size/dimensions of the area being transformed from regular grass to artificial
- Inticracy of design and layout you want to install
- Kind of artificial grass products you're thinking of purchasing
- How much work needs to be done (pull out old turf, leveling surface, etc.)
Take care with contractors who give you a set cost of the project, in spite of how much work it involves. This is usually a revealing sign that they aren’t employing high-quality materials.
HOW LONG WILL ARTIFICIAL TURF LAST?
Pet turf is estimated to last somewhere between 10-20 years, depending on use. Southwest Greens's oldest installations are 20 years old and have maintained the healthy green color and texture of genuine grass. Our UV-resistant synthetic grass products look and work like new because they are created to withstand heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions, and temperature fluctuations for all-year use. All installations come bundled with a one-year workmanship warranty and a manufacturer's warranty that covers fading.