June 07, 2023

Southwest Greens is proud to present an exciting innovation in organic infill for artificial 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 Tucson pet turf!



This carbon-negative feature has earned K9 Sand a prestigious negative carbon footprint certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). But that's just the beginning of the benefits of incorporating K9 Sand into your turf project.

K9 Sand is renowned for its round, hard uniform grains, carefully selected to improve performance (see Figure 1). Responsibly harvested from naturally existing and renewable deposits on the ocean shelf, K9 Sand ensures sustainability. Southwest Greens utilizes responsible harvesting practices, harvesting less than 10% of the total amount renewed each year. This commitment to preserving the environment ensures that our 100% environmentally friendly and sustainable turf infill remains in harmony with nature.

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Figure 1: Grains of K9 Sand

Once you buy a bag of Southwest Greens' K9 Sand, you will appreciate its small and uniform grain size, which makes installation a piece of cake. The round and uniform shape of the grains creates small gaps between neighboring particles, significantly enhancing water drainage. Moreover, the gentle 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 microscopic openings that retain water. As the surface temperature rises, the water in these tiny pores is released, which provides natural cooling from evaporation and reducing the temperature by approximately 20°F compared to typical turf infills. With its premium bulk density (106 lbs per cubic foot), K9 Sand ensures ideal ballast, preventing wrinkling and maintaining a pristine appearance.



When it comes to caring for the environment, K9 Sand stands above the competition. It’s non-toxic, doesn’t have any heavy metals and plastics, and embodies an uncompromising commitment to the well-being of our planet. Additionally, K9 Sand offers unique qualities that make it the optimal infill solution for Tucson 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 combats this issue by inhibiting the breakdown of ammonia in urine. Additionally, K9 Sand suppresses the growth of bacteria, similar to other turf infills with bacteria-reducing additives (see Figure 3). These remarkable benefits are attained without the need for any additives or coatings — K9 Sand is simply extracted from the ocean, meticulously cleaned, and sent to your doorstep.

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


With its renewable and carbon-negative nature, exceptional drainage properties, cooling effect, and pet-safe qualities, K9 Sand represents a game-changing choice for your artificial turf system. Experience the difference that our commitment to quality and environmental responsibility can make in upgrading your outdoor spaces. Schedule a complimentary consultation today!