Your lawn has never stood a chance against your dogs. Dogs can turn your beautiful yard into an unsightly, smelly mess in no time at all. If you’re tired of repairing the damage they caused, you can always cover the entire area with artificial grass for dogs in Seattle.
Unlike bare soil and natural grass, synthetic turf can withstand the antics of the rowdiest dogs.
4 Ways Dogs Destroy Yards
If you let your dogs out in your yard often, you’re probably familiar with the following:
Some dogs dig to bury their treasures, while others do it just for fun. Either way, they can destroy grass and plants in the process, creating unsightly holes and covering the area in a layer of soil. You’ll have to refill the holes with dirt. But whether you can salvage the turf and plants depends on how soon you replant them.
You’ll also have to brush or sweep the scattered soil from areas around your home that aren’t covered by plants.
Only the naughtiest dogs trample on turf and plants intentionally. Some just get so caught up in playing that they don’t notice their trampling on plants. Others could even nap on tall grass and other soft greeneries.
Whether you can save the grass and plants depends on how much damage they took. If your dogs often step or lie on them, it might be too late to save them. That can be a problem if your yard doubles as a Seattle putting green.
Dog urine has nitrogen in it, which is great for fertilizing plants. But too much nitrogen can burn grass and leave behind yellow patches. Grass burn due to dog pee is hard to fix. In most cases, you’ll have to get rid of the yellow turf and replant new grass.
You can prevent grass burn by rinsing off the urine as soon as you see it happen. But if you do it often you risk drowning the grass.
Dog poop also has a lot of nitrogen in it, which can damage the grass in your yard. The longer the smelly feces sits on the grass, the more nitrogen it can release to the turf.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to clean off poop from turf because dog poop tends to cling to grass. So even if you pick it up, it can leave behind residue and lingering odors.
You can’t just rinse off the traces because you’ll turn the grass soggy and the ground muddy—and then you’ll have to deal with lingering odors anyway.
How Does Artificial Grass for Dogs in Seattle Pet-Proof Yards?
Artificial grass is made of materials known for their durability, such as nylon, polyethylene, and polypropylene. Its synthetic fibers are so dense and close-knit, dogs can’t dig through them.
Pet turf is also resistant to tooth and claw damage. Dogs often chew and tear up real turf, but they can’t do the same to synthetic grass.
Once your dogs realize that they can’t dig up the artificial lawn, they’ll likely start trying to dig up your entire yard!
Moreover, the blades of synthetic turf are flexible. So they’ll bend when dogs step, run, roll, or lie on it, but they’ll spring upright again once the weight is gone.
If the turf were flattened for a while (like if your dog napped on them,) it might stay flat afterward. But don’t worry. You can make them stand again by pushing them up with a broom or plastic brush.
Plus, with artificial grass, dog waste is no longer a problem.
Dog urine can’t burn artificial grass because it’s not alive. It doesn’t react to the nitrogen in the pee, neither burning nor staining. Pet turf also has great drainage, which ensures that urine won’t pool on its surface.
Synthetic turf also makes it easier to clean up after your dogs when they go potty. You can rinse, wash, and scrub the turf without damaging it. You can even get deodorizing infill to keep your lawn free of unpleasant smells.
Install Synthetic Grass in Seattle to Pet-Proof Your Yard
We know that your dogs are your family, so we want to help you turn your yard into a pet paradise.
Here at Seattle Artificial Grass Experts, our expert installers can turn your yard into a pet paradise that your dogs can’t ruin. We only use high-quality, pet-friendly turf for all our installations.