If you have a dog, you want to make sure that you have everything that they need and that they will be happy. Since our dogs spend a lot of time outside, maybe you’ve thought about changing from natural grass to artificial grass. But before you do, you want to know about if it’s good for your dog and all of the things that go with dog ownership. So below are some of the questions that many dogs owners want to know about artificial grass and dogs.
Is Artificial Grass Too Hot for Dogs?
The truth is that it can be pretty hot, depending on the type. Sometimes it can be anywhere from 20-50 degrees over the temperature of natural grass. It can even get as hot as the asphalt pavement.
Can Dogs Urinate on Artificial Grass?
Yes, a dog can urinate on the artificial grass. Since its surface’s backing is porous, the urine will seem through to drain away. The nice thing about this is that it won’t wither like regular grass. You just have to occasionally hose it down.
Since your dog will likely urinate in the same spot, you can help with eliminating the odors by mixing equal amounts of vinegar and water. Then use a spray bottle to spray that area with the mixture. Allow it to dry, and this will eliminate lingering odors.
Can Dogs Poop on Artificial Grass?
Yes, dogs are able to poop on the artificial grass. But one thing that it doesn’t do is break down like when a dog poops on natural grass. You’ll have to go and pick it up.
Is Artificial Grass Safe for Dogs?
The great thing about artificial grass is that it’s safe for dogs. You don’t have to worry about them being exposed to herbicides, chemicals and fertilizers. You don’t have to worry about having a lawn company come out and put down treatments that could be harmful to dogs.
Will Fleas & Ticks Live in Artificial Grass?
It’s hard to get rid of these pests altogether. But unlike with natural grass, artificial grass won’t allow the bugs to live in the blades. There’s no way that you can guarantee that you won’t ever see ticks and fleas. There’s no soil for supporting the nesting of the bugs, when leaves and debris accumulate it can give them a place to breed. If you keep your artificial grass clean, you’ll reduce the chances of having problems with ticks and fleas.
We hope that you have fund this to be helpful and that your questions have been answered. If you have a dog and you have thought about getting artificial grass, it might just be the best decision that you have ever made. If you want to know more about what options we have, give us a call and let us help you by answering your questions. We are always glad to help you and help you make the right decision for you and your dog.