How To Make Your Artificial Grass Pet Friendly
Gardens play a crucial role in every home, offering people of all ages a place to relax, socialise, or play. With this in mind, it’s important that your garden, and especially the lawn, reflects the requirements and lifestyle of everyone in your family – and this includes your furry friends.
Outdoor space can really enhance the life and health of pets, but if the space doesn’t align with their needs, it can cause issues for both them and you.
Here at Easigrass Northants, we supply and install bespoke artificial grass for dogs and pets to customers across the Northamptonshire region, including Northampton, Milton Keynes, and Bedford.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a handy guide outlining the ways that you can make your artificial grass pet friendly, ensuring you and your pets can make the most out of your garden.
Avoid Let Treated Grass
First and foremost, when investing in a new artificial lawn, it’s important that you avoid any product that has been lead treated. These days, all modern artificial grass does not contain harmful chemicals such as lead, however, some older products may do.
We all know that pets, particularly dogs, will lick and taste almost anything. A lead-treated lawn could make your pet seriously ill if any of it is consumed, so it’s imperative that you use a modern product from a reputable company.
As well as providing a place to play and exercise, it’s likely that your garden will also be your pet’s toilet. While it’s certainly a better option than doing their business indoors, animal urine or faeces can leave an unpleasant odour on some artificial lawns.
Therefore, it’s important you choose an application that can properly control odour when your pet does go to the loo outside. At Easigrass Northants, our pet-friendly lawns contain an underlying filtration system as well as an odour control layer. This means that urine seamlessly passes through the turf without leaving a nasty smell behind.
Choose Something Cushioned and Resilient
Dogs, cats and other pets love outdoor play. Running, jumping, rolling and stretching out on the grass can be great fun, but sometimes such physical activity can cause a pet to take a tumble and potentially hurt themselves.
To prevent injuries from occurring, it’s always worth investing in artificial grass for pets that comes with a cushioned layer to keep your pet protected should it take a big fall. Our artificial grass products all include this feature and are also extremely resilient. This also means that if your pet likes to dig, the grass will be soft on their paws while being mud-free and not leaving patches in the grass.
Our team are vastly experienced in supplying award-winning artificial grass of all applications to domestic and commercial customers across Northampton, Milton Keynes, Bedford, and beyond, and this includes our dog and pet product. Utilising the latest technology, we’ve produced grass that is free from mud and odour and is suitable for installation at properties of all shapes and sizes.
To find out more about our range of products, get in touch with the team at Easigrass Northants today.