Artificial Turf for Dogs: 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Turf

Pet Turf is an extremely popular solution for backyards, dog runs, training facilities, and pet applications alike.

Below, we will go over some of the most frequently asked questions about using pet-friendly artificial turf.

1. Can Dogs Pee and Poop on Artificial Turf?

Yes, just like natural grass, dogs can pee and poop on artificial turf. The benefit of pet turf as a dog’s bathroom area is that you will not have to deal with dying grass and urine spots as opposed to a traditional lawn.

As far as the pet waste, urine will drain through the turf into the ground when you rinse out the pet turf system. However, since synthetic turf does not absorb the poo waste, this will need to be scooped up and the affected area will need to be hosed down.

2. Is Artificial Turf Safe for Pets?

Yes, artificial grass is completely safe for pets. Pet grass is extremely durable, resilient, and less slippery, making it a safe alternative to natural grass. Pet turf is made to withstand the heavy wear and tear from dogs running, playing, and going to the bathroom on it.

Pet turf is a popular choice for backyards, dog runs, and parks, because of its ability to look good all year round compared to traditional lawns put under the same day-to-day stress.

3. How Long Does Artificial Turf Last?

In our experience, we have found that artificial grass for dogs typically lasts 15 to 20 years. This is solely dependent on the quality of turf you install, as well as the amount of traffic the pet turf system will endure. Family Turf Wholesalers Pet Turf has in industry-leading 16-year warranty, covering premature wear, and color fading.

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4. What Is the Difference Between Pet Turf and Regular Turf?

The main difference between pet turf and regular artificial landscape grass is the quality of drainage. A good pet turf will contain a high flow backing, rather than the traditional artificial turf backing with spaced apart, punched drainage holes. This will allow the urine to drain through the entirety of the pet turf system from edge to edge, making it much easier to clean and helping prevent any lingering odors.

Another difference in pet turf vs. regular turf is the blade structure. Artificial turf for pets is typically made with a stronger, stiffer blade to withstand the constant abuse from pets. The stiffer blade composition will help keep the dog poop on the surface of the turf, making cleaning your pet turf a much easier process.

5. How Much Does Pet Turf Cost?

The cost of pet turf installation is different for each project. There are quite a few factors to determine the cost. Some of those variables include:

  • Location of the artificial turf installation, whether this be, front yard, back yard, rooftop patio, etc.
  • Size and dimensions of the project area
  • Types of materials used. Not all turf and materials are the same, be sure your contractor is using high-quality pet turf and the proper pet infill for your project
  • Prep work is needed before the pet turf installation. The amount of grass, dirt, and plants, along with the necessary grading of the pet turf installation area, are all determining factors of your pet turf cost.

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