June 07, 2023

Southwest Greens is proud to present a revolutionary breakthrough in natural infill for synthetic grass that is safe for pets: K9 Sand. This extraordinary product not only boasts a completely natural composition, but it’s also eco-conscious and carbon-negative, actively removing more carbon from the air than is necessary for its extraction. Read on to learn more about K9 Sand for Fresno pet turf!



The carbon-negative feature has earned K9 Sand a prestigious negative carbon footprint certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). But that's only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of implementing K9 Sand with your turf system.

K9 Sand is recognized for its uniformly round, hard grains, carefully chosen to elevate performance (see Figure 1). Responsibly harvested from naturally found and regenerative deposits on the ocean shelf, K9 Sand ensures sustainability. Southwest Greens utilizes sustainable extraction practices, harvesting less than a small fraction of the total amount renewed each year. This commitment to preserving the environment ensures that our 100% organic and green turf infill remains in alignment with nature.

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Figure 1: Grains of K9 Sand

Once you buy a bag of Southwest Greens' K9 Sand, you'll appreciate its compact and uniform grain size, which makes installation effortless. The uniform and round shape of the grains creates tiny spaces between neighboring particles, drastically boosting water drainage. Moreover, the soft shape of K9 Sand minimizes wear and tear on artificial grass fibers over time.

The hardness and dustless nature of K9 Sand guarantee a long-lasting and reliable infill solution. But the advantages don't end there — K9 Sand also keeps the artificial turf cool. Each grain of K9 Sand is made up of tiny pores that retain water. As the surface temperature rises, the water in these micro-pores is released, which allows cooling through evaporation and reducing the temperature by approximately 20°F compared to typical turf infills. With its high bulk density (106 pounds per cubic foot), K9 Sand ensures maximum ballast, preventing wrinkling and maintaining a pristine appearance.



When it comes to environmental safety and friendliness, K9 Sand stands above the competition. It is non-toxic, free from heavy metals and plastics, and embodies an unyielding devotion to the well-being of our planet. Moreover, K9 Sand offers special characteristics that make it the optimal infill solution for Fresno artificial grass for pets. It effectively minimizes the odor of urine (see Figure 2).

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Figure 2: Volatilization of ammonia using K9 Sand vs. Silica Sand

The smell of urine results from the volatilization of ammonia. K9 Sand addresses this issue by preventing the c of ammonia in urine. Additionally, K9 Sand inhibits the growth of bacteria, similar to other turf infills with anti-microbial additives (see Figure 3). These remarkable benefits are achieved without the need for any additives or coatings — K9 Sand is simply obtained from the ocean, meticulously cleaned, and shipped to your doorstep.

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Figure 3: ATCC 25922 test protocol results for determining microbial activity


With its sustainable and carbon-negative nature, exceptional water drainage, cooling effect, and pet-safe qualities, K9 Sand represents a groundbreaking choice for your artificial turf system. Experience the difference that our commitment to quality and sustainability can make in enhancing your outdoor spaces. Schedule a complimentary consultation today!