Why artificial grass for dogs? Artificial grass can transform your life, of that we have no doubt. It removes the need to mow and maintain the lawn. And means having an all year round green that pleases the eye.
Life changing experiences, however, are not just restricted to people … pets too deserve a good quality of life. Take dogs for example. As any dog owner knows, having a grassed area close to the house where their dog can enjoy fresh air is a bonus. Although it can also bring its problems. Some dogs suffer from grass allergies. So for these poor canines artificial grass can be a more pleasurable option and add to their quality of life.
Britain is a nation of pet lovers and millions of households have a pet dog. Going on holiday and taking your dog may be getting easier, but travelling overseas is another matter. This is when many families turn to boarding kennels. There are many boarding kennels in Britain and the facilities they offer are of a high standard.
One of the most important areas in boarding kennels is the dog exercise area where your dog can run and play. But, British weather can render dog runs slippy and nothing short of a mud bath. So, there are many days when boarding kennels cannot let the dogs get their exercise.
This is where artificial grass comes into its own and can offer kennel owners a real solution.
There is also the issue of going on holiday … many dog owners cannot take their dogs with them on holiday so they have to put them into boarding kennels. The kennels usually have dog runs – grassed areas where the dogs can run, play and have some exercise. But when bad weather comes, these dog runs can be hard hit, becoming muddy or frozen. It is not surprising to learn that more animal boarding kennels are installing artificial grass on their dog runs.
BENEFITS OF ARTIFICIAL GRASS FOR DOGS
A common question amongst our customers is whether artificial grass is suitable for pets, especially dogs. Our answer is always the same, yes, it’s a good choice.
Here are some of the benefits for dog owners and pet owners when they have artificial grass installed:
No more muddy paws and mess brought into your house.
No more bare or worn patches of grass. The artificial grass will not wear along your pet’s favourite paths in the garden.
Hygienic. Urine will wash through the artificial grass just like normal grass. Faeces will need to be scooped up and disposed of. Then quickly hose down the artificial grass to remove any traces. If you are worried about odours and general cleanliness – we can recommend disinfectant sprays to clean the artificial grass.
Deters digging. Dogs usually dig because of odours from the within the turf or, to bury things. With artificial grass the odours are minimised. And even if your dog tried to dig he would find the artificial grass too strong. Think about how artificial grass is designed to withstand the wear and tear of a game of football. Then you can appreciate how it will deter your dog from digging.
Artificial grass with a sand infill is non toxic. This is important when considering your dog or other pets. The artificial grass is generally anti-microbial so micro organisms and bacteria find it difficult to establish themselves. All round it is a more hygienic environment.
Artificial grass for dogs is generally not attractive to insects – they can’t eat it! Ticks and fleas tend to stay away.
Properly installed artificial grass will allow rain water to drain away quickly. This helps to ensure that your lawn is always available for your dog or other pets to play on.
In conclusion, your pets will be fine on artificial grass – they will benefit and you have less to worry about. A better lifestyle for everyone!