June 07, 2023

Southwest Greens proudly presents a revolutionary innovation in natural infill for synthetic grass that’s safe for pets: K9 Sand. This amazing product not only boasts a 100% organic composition, but it is also renewable and carbon-negative, actively absorbing more carbon from the air than is necessary for its extraction. Read on to learn more about K9 Sand for Vancouver pet turf!



This carbon-negative property has earned K9 Sand a prestigious negative carbon footprint certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). But that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the benefits of implementing K9 Sand with your turf system.

K9 Sand is recognized for its uniformly round, hard grains, carefully selected to enhance performance (see Figure 1). Responsibly harvested from naturally occurring and regenerative deposits on the ocean shelf, K9 Sand ensures long-term ecological balance. Southwest Greens utilizes eco-friendly extraction practices, harvesting less than a minimal percentage of the total amount renewed each year. This commitment to environmental stewardship ensures that our 100% environmentally friendly and eco-friendly turf infill remains in balance with nature.

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Figure 1: Grains of K9 Sand

Once you buy a bag of our K9 Sand, you will appreciate its tiny and uniform grain size, which makes installation a breeze. The uniform and round shape of the grains creates tiny spaces between neighboring particles, significantly enhancing water drainage. Moreover, the smooth shape of K9 Sand minimizes wear and tear on artificial grass fibers over time.

The hardness and dustless nature of K9 Sand guarantee a durable and reliable infill solution. But the advantages don't end there — K9 Sand also helps to keep the artificial turf cool. Each grain of K9 Sand contains micro-pores that trap water. As the surface temperature rises, the water in these tiny pores is released, providing evaporative cooling and reducing the temperature by approximately 20°F compared to standard turf infills. With its high bulk density (106 pounds per cubic foot), K9 Sand ensures optimal ballast, preventing wrinkling and maintaining a pristine appearance.



When it comes to eco-conscious practices and sustainability, K9 Sand stands above the competition. It is non-toxic, has no heavy metals and plastics, and embodies an unyielding devotion to the well-being of our planet. Additionally, K9 Sand offers distinctive features that make it the perfect infill solution for Vancouver 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

Urine’s smell comes from the volatilization of ammonia. K9 Sand combats this issue by stopping the c of ammonia in urine. Additionally, K9 Sand stops the growth of bacteria, similar to other turf infills with bacteria-reducing additives (see Figure 3). These remarkable benefits are achieved without the need for any additives or coatings — K9 Sand is simply obtained from the ocean, thoroughly cleaned, and shipped to your doorstep.

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


With its environmentally conscious and carbon-negative nature, exceptional drainage capabilities, cooling effect, and pet-safe qualities, K9 Sand represents a revolutionary choice for your artificial turf system. Experience the difference that our commitment to quality and green practices can make in elevating your outdoor spaces. Request a free consult today!