What type of grass is most resistant to dog urine? If you’re a dog owner and planning to invest in artificial grass then it’s crucial that you choose the right type. If you opt for a cheaper, latex based grass the initial cost outlay will be lower but you’ll be left with nasty smells and a potentially toxic lawn. This is because when dogs wee on latex grass, over time the ammonia in urine transforms into toxic ammonia pockets. They become ingrained into the base of the lawn and are extremely difficult to remove.
Over time, the ammonia pockets become toxic and can be dangerous for children and pets. The gases and chemicals that are also let out into the air can seriously damage the environment. Therefore, when browsing through different artificial grass options, you must be fully aware of what the grass contains and how pet-friendly it is.
Polyurethane backed grass has been scientifically designed to resist dog urine thanks to its materials and innovative design. Unlike latex turf, Polyurethane backed grass enhances drainage and prevents toxic ammonia pockets from building up.
The polymers that are used to make this grass are extremely resistant and durable. Unlike latex, Polyurethane doesn’t degrade over time which prevents any risk of ammonia building up over time. Your pets can therefore enjoy the grass as they wish without any work of nasty odours building up.
K9 Zeolite infill and enzyme cleaners
With Polyurethane backed grass, it won’t need to be cleaned as often to keep any odours at bay. For example, if you have Polyurethane backed grass in a 20 sqm garden with one dog, we recommend cleaning it once per month. However, if you have a cheaper, latex-based grass, you’d need to clean it every time the dog uses it to prevent toxic ammonia pockets from building up. For best results, we always recommend that is used in conjunction with the K9 Zeolite infill and enzyme cleaners.
4 Phase installation system
To enhance the turf’s resistance to pet waste, we also recommend using a 4 phase installation system. This will provide your turf with excellent drainage and ensure that it is built to last.
Our unique installation process incorporates four stages. Firstly, the team level out the area and ensure the surface is in optimum condition. They remove any debris or rocks which could cause issues once the grass is installed. A layer of crushed rock and grano is then spread across the surface which provides the ideal foundation for the grass. It also helps to enhance drainage.
2”x2” Plastic battens
The team then cemented 2”x2” plastic battens around the edges of the garden which reinforce the turf and hold it in place once installed. This also prevents the edges from coming away over time.
Enhances drainage by up to 400%
Once the foundations have been laid, the team then install the grass backing which consists of four layers. This enhances drainage by up to 400% and boosts the longevity of the grass. Once everything is installed, Zeolite Infill is spread across the grass which acts as an added barrier against pet waste sinking into the turf.