Artificial grass is a very pet-friendly option for a stunning all year round garden. Dog owners in particular can rest assured that little additional maintenance and cleaning is required to keep their lawns looking great.

As with a conventional lawn there are a number of ways to keep your artificial grass looking pristine.

Firstly with regards to Pet ‘deposits’ start by removing the solid waste in the same way you would do so with a conventional lawn, then look to hose or water down the area in which the pet waste was located.

Most dogs & pets have favourite areas to ‘relieve’ themselves, which makes pet urine removal a simple task also. You just simply have to hose or spray down the area at least once a week. To ensure that your lawn stays clean and odour free it is recommended to give the lawn a regular spray with a turf deodorizer.

Some pet owners decide to create a separate bathroom area for their pets in order to make the artificial grass maintenance even easier. This could be a dirt or gravel patch in a side yard or other area. Dogs can often be trained to use these separate areas, making this a viable option for homeowners that do not want to clean pet waste from their synthetic turf. Keep in mind that this is not really necessary, since artificial turf is an ideal option for pet owners, particularly when compared to natural grass. Our team always discuss these options with homeowners at planning stage.

For extra peace of mind, if you still believe there is bacteria present in particular areas of your lawn it is possible to use a half-and-half mix of vinegar and water to remove the build-up of bacteria. If the area is small, such as a spot where your pet frequently urinates, you can use this mixture in a spray bottle. If you wish to treat your entire lawn, you can use a garden hose attachment, like those generally used to spray fertilizer, to treat larger areas.

To Finish

With proper care and maintenance, you can extend the life of your Artificial lawn by Consumer Grass and keep it looking its best for years to come.

Performing these simple tasks on a regular basis will help ensure your lawn remains clean, lush and odour free, which will make it an inviting place to relax, play, sunbathe, or hang out with family and friends.

Thinking of switching to an artificial grass lawn? Contact us at Consumer Grass on 0121 716 0001 or book an appointment here and see what a difference an artificial lawn will make to your West Midlands home.