Artificial grass has revolutionized how we create pet-friendly spaces in Vancouver, offering a lush and safe environment for our four-legged friends to frolic. In this guide, we'll discuss the advantages of synthetic grass for pets and go deep into the 7 key considerations of maintaining beautiful and pristine pet grass.
1. SELECTING THE IDEAL PET-FRIENDLY TURF
Select turf specifically designed for pets, ensuring durability to playful paws. Only consider non-toxic options, free from toxic chemicals that could hurt your pets. Discover the variety of artificial grass safe for pets available through Southwest Greens, customizing your choice to your pet's preferences.
2. DAILY CARE ROUTINE
Engage in gentle, routine brushing to remove pet hair and debris, keeping the turf looking healthy. Only use cleaners that are safe for pets for spot-cleaning any messes quickly. Conduct brief inspections to catch potential wear and tear before it becomes an issue.
3. PREVENTING BAD SMELLS AND BACTERIA
Regularly clean the turf with water to minimize odors and maintain freshness. Choose pet-safe enzymatic cleaners to tackle pet odors effectively. K9 sand is a biogenic, non-toxic, renewable and sustainable alternative to standard infills. It spreads easily and evenly into turf and contains no microplastics. K9 sand is a safe, effective and non-toxic infill, perfect for your beloved K9! Explore our odor-resistant infill technologies for durable freshness.
4. DEALING WITH PET HAIR
Implement efficient methods to combat pet hair, such as using a pet hair rake. Southwest Greens turf technology is designed to reduce pet hair accumulation. Incorporate grooming into your pet's regular routine to minimize shedding.
5. PAW-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING ELEMENTS
Integrate pet-friendly features into your landscape design, such as designated play areas. Pick plants and accessories that are safe for pets, creating a pleasant environment. Create a comfortable area for your pets to relax and have fun, elevating their overall experience.
6. SEASONAL MAINTENANCE TIPS
Adjust your care routine depending on fluctuating weather conditions throughout the seasons. Prepare for torrential rain or wintry conditions by ensuring proper drainage to reduce matting. Protect the turf during extremely high or low temperatures, taking measures to maintain its longevity. Look at our cold weather guide for more advice. Yearly professional maintenance is also advised.
7. ENSURING SAFETY FOR PETS
Regularly check for pointy items or debris that could injure your pets while they are playing. Verify the absence of toxic substances in fertilizers or pesticides that may be used in the surrounding area. High-quality turf ensures a secure space for your pets to enjoy life, but it’s still smart to ensure nothing dangerous has landed in your yard.