How to Maintain Your Artificial Grass When You Have Dogs
Ensuring that the quality of your artificial grass remains intact for the longest time possible should be a top priority for the owners of dogs or other outdoor pets. Here at Ideal Grass, we’re experts when it comes to the correct installation and maintenance of artificial turf, and are here to share our top tips for prolonging the lifespan of your purchase.
Choose the Right Type of Artificial Grass
There are many different types of artificial grass, created for a multitude of purposes and environments, so ensuring that you opt for one that has been optimised for the trampling of animals and children is important.
Firstly, opt for a type of artificial grass with a thick pile - over 35mm should do the trick - perfect for being incessantly rolled around on in the summer months. Here at Ideal Grass, we supply a selection of 10 ‘heavy traffic’ landscaping artificial grasses, which feature a number of different colours and thicknesses. It is worth visiting your supplier before purchasing - where possible - so you can get any actual feel for the texture of the artificial turf you opt for.
Check for Guarantees
Before making the purchase of your artificial grass, be sure that you’re buying from a company who offers a substantial period of guarantee. At Ideal Grass, we offer a 10-year guarantee as standard to our customers - meaning that your family can run riot for an entire decade.
Be Prepared in Summer
Nobody wants burnt paws or little feet, so it’s handy to check your artificial grass in the hotter months before anyone stands on it, as the material can get hot when the temperature rises. When this is the case, simply rinse the area with some clean water and wait for the temperature to regulate somewhat.
Keep it Clean
Contrary to what you may initially think, you don’t need any heavy chemicals for the cleaning of your artificial grass. If your pet goes to the toilet on the turf, you can simply hose away any urine, or bin any doggy do before hosing away the area. A light disinfectant is acceptable for such areas, but the use of strong chemicals can ruin the colour and composition of your artificial grass.
Especially if your artificial grass is situated below trees or around bushes, it’s important to rake away any debris that ends up on the turf, whether it’s from natural causes or your dog bringing on bits of rubbish themselves. You can purchase specially-made artificial grass rakes, or simply opt for a brush with very stiff bristles to do the trick just as well.
Contact us here at Ideal Grass to discuss your options for artificial grass suitable for your dog and other household pets, where one of our friendly advisors will be on hand to answer any of your queries and provide accurate quotes for the measurements of turf you require.