Artificial grass has transformed how we create pet-friendly spaces in Tucson, offering a lush and safe place for our four-legged friends to play. In this comprehensive guide, we'll share the advantages of artificial grass for pets and go deep into the 7 key elements of maintaining beautiful and pristine pet grass.
1. SELECTING THE BEST PET-FRIENDLY TURF
Select turf intended for pets, ensuring it stands up to playful paws. Prioritize non-toxic turf, free from harmful chemicals that could harm your pets. Discover the range of artificial grass safe for pets offered by Southwest Greens, tailoring your choice to your pet's unique needs.
2. DAILY MAINTENANCE
Engage in careful, routine brushing to remove pet hair and debris which will keep the turf looking vibrant. Only use cleaners that are safe for pets for spot-cleaning any messes right away. Conduct periodic inspections to catch potential wear and tear before it becomes a problem.
3. PREVENTING BAD SMELLS AND BACTERIA
Regularly clean the turf with water to minimize odors and preserve freshness. Choose pet-safe enzymatic cleaners to handle pet odors effectively. K9 sand is a natural, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly and sustainable alternative to conventional infills. It spreads evenly and easily into turf and has no microplastics. K9 sand is a pet-oriented, safe, non-toxic infill, made for your beloved K9! Explore our odor-resistant infill technologies for long-term freshness.
4. DEALING WITH PET HAIR
Implement efficient methods to combat pet hair, such as brushing with a push broom (stiff bristles). Our specialized pet-friendly turf is designed to cut down on pet hair accumulation. Incorporate brushing into your pet's routine to minimize shedding.
5. PAW-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING ELEMENTS
Integrate pet-friendly features into your landscaping, such as designated play areas. Choose plants and accessories that are safe for pets, creating an accommodating environment. Designate a cozy area for your furry friends to rest and have fun, elevating their overall experience.
6. SEASONAL MAINTENANCE TIPS
Adjust your care routine based on changing weather conditions throughout the seasons. Prepare for torrential rain or wintry conditions by ensuring proper drainage to avoid matting. Protect the turf during extremely high or low temperatures, taking measures to maintain the turf's longevity. Take a look at our winter guide for more advice. Annual professional maintenance is also advised.
7. ENSURING SAFETY FOR PETS
Regularly check for pointy objects or debris that could harm your pets while they play. Confirm the absence of toxic substances in fertilizers or pesticides that may be used in the nearby area. High-quality turf virtually guarantees a secure environment for your pets to enjoy life, but it’s still wise to ensure nothing harmful has landed in your yard.