Artificial grass has revolutionized how we create pet-friendly spaces in Toronto, offering a lush and safe environment for our four-legged friends to enjoy. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the advantages of synthetic grass for pets and go deep into the 7 important elements of maintaining beautiful and pristine pet grass.
1. CHOOSING THE IDEAL PET-FRIENDLY TURF
Pick turf designed specifically for pets, ensuring it stands up to playful paws. Look for non-toxic options, free from toxic substances that could hurt your pets. Find the variety of artificial grass safe for pets offered by Southwest Greens, tailoring your choice to your pet's needs.
2. DAILY MAINTENANCE
Engage in gentle, routine brushing to remove pet hair and debris to keep the turf looking vibrant. Use cleaners approved for use with pets for prompt spot-cleaning of any messes. Regularly inspect the turf to catch potential damage before it becomes a problem.
3. PREVENTING SMELLS AND BACTERIA
Regularly wash the turf with water to reduce odors and keep up freshness. Choose pet-safe enzymatic cleaners to handle urine smells effectively. K9 sand is a biogenic, non-toxic, renewable and sustainable alternative to traditional infills. It spreads easily and evenly into turf and has no microplastics. K9 sand is a safe, effective and non-toxic infill, ideal for your beloved K9! Find out more about our odor-resistant infill technologies for durable freshness.
4. DEALING WITH PET HAIR
Implement efficient methods to remove pet hair, such as brushing with a push broom (stiff bristles). Our advanced turf technology is designed to reduce pet hair accumulation. Incorporate grooming into your pet's regular routine to keep shedding at bay.
5. PAW-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING ELEMENTS
Integrate pet-friendly features into your outdoor space, such as designated play areas. Choose plants and accessories that are safe for pets, creating a pleasant environment. Create a cozy corner for your pets to rest and have fun, improving their overall experience.
6. SEASONAL MAINTENANCE TIPS
Adjust your care routine to accommodate different weather conditions throughout the year. Prepare for intense rain or snow by ensuring proper drainage to reduce matting. Protect the turf during extreme temperatures, taking measures to maintain the turf's longevity. Take a look at our wintertime guide for more tips and tricks. Annual professional maintenance is also advised.
7. ENSURING SAFETY FOR PETS
Regularly check for sharp objects or debris that could hurt your pets during playtime. Check for the absence of toxic chemicals in fertilizers or pesticides that could be used in the nearby area. High-quality turf virtually guarantees a secure environment for your pets to thrive, but it is still wise to make sure nothing harmful has made its way into your outdoor space.