Artificial grass has revolutionized how we create pet-friendly spaces in Los Angeles and Southern California, offering a lush and safe space for our four-legged friends to frolic. In this blog, we'll explore the advantages of artificial grass for pets and dive into the 7 important considerations of maintaining stunning and clean pet grass.
1. CHOOSING THE BEST PET-FRIENDLY TURF
Select turf specifically designed for pets, ensuring resilience to playful paws. Only consider non-toxic turf, free from toxic substances that could harm your pets. Discover the variety of artificial grass safe for pets available through Southwest Greens, tailoring your choice to your pet's unique needs.
2. DAILY CARE ROUTINE
Engage in careful, consistent brushing to remove pet hair and debris to keep the turf looking vibrant. Utilize cleaners approved for use with pets for prompt spot-cleaning of any messes. Conduct quick inspections to catch potential wear and tear before it becomes a concern.
3. PREVENTING ODORS AND BACTERIA
Regularly rinse the turf with water to control odors and maintain freshness. Choose pet-safe enzymatic cleaners to tackle urine smells effectively. K9 sand is a biogenic, non-toxic, eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to traditional infills. It spreads easily and evenly into turf and is made with no microplastics. K9 sand is a safe, effective and non-toxic infill, perfect for your beloved K9! Explore our odor-resistant infill technologies for long-term freshness.
4. DEALING WITH PET HAIR
Implement efficient methods to tackle pet hair, such as utilizing a stiff-bristled push broom. Our specialized pet-friendly turf is designed to reduce pet hair accumulation. Incorporate brushing into your pet's regular routine to reduce shedding.
5. PAW-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING ELEMENTS
Integrate pet-friendly features into your landscaping, such as designated recreation spots. Purchase plants and accessories that are safe for pets, creating an accommodating environment. Establish a comfortable space for your pets to rest and have fun, elevating their overall experience.
6. SEASONAL MAINTENANCE TIPS
Adjust your care routine depending on varying weather conditions throughout the seasons. Prepare for intense rain or wintry conditions by ensuring proper drainage to prevent matting. Protect the turf during harsh temperatures, taking measures to maintain the turf's longevity. Take a look at our cold weather guide for more suggestions. Yearly professional maintenance is also advised.
7. ENSURING SAFETY FOR PETS
Regularly check for pointy items or debris that could injure your pets during their play. Confirm the absence of toxic chemicals in fertilizers or pesticides that may be used in the nearby area. High-quality turf ensures a secure space for your pets to enjoy life, but it is still smart to make sure nothing harmful ends up in your yard.