Almost a quarter of UK householders own a dog, and if you are a keen gardener with at least one four legged friend, you know just how much havoc dogs can wreck on a previously well-maintained lawn.
While some dogs are fond of digging holes in the grass, most like to take a run on the lawn on a rainy day, then trample their wet, muddy paws all over the house – leaving your hard work in the house and garden in tatters.
However, keeping the lawn in pristine shape and your pet happy doesn’t have to be a headache…the solution is contacting expert faux turf installers Dayco, who install artificial grass in Enfield and throughout London and the South East.
Our grass is hard-wearing, dog-friendly and means your pets can play outside whatever the weather, without the worry that your furry friend will be messing up your lawn or trailing dirt inside the house.
Here are five common questions pet owners ask us about faux turf and how it can benefit their pooches.
Can Dog Urine Cause Fake Grass to Fade?
As a dog owner you will know that over time dog urine can cause nasty yellow patches on your lawn. Basically it’s all down to chemistry…as dogs eat a lot of protein it comes out in their urine as nitrogen, which is the chemical which affects the colour of your grass. While just enough nitrogen is fine, too much can cause yellow scorch marks. Fortunately, dog urine doesn’t discolour faux turf, and as artificial turf is self-draining, you can wash away pet urine with a hose, plus any remaining dog dirt after you have scooped it up, and your lawn will look brand new. By washing the urine away, it also eliminates any smells that may build up over time.
Will My Dog Dig up the Turf?
Your dog may well give this a try! However, your four-legged friends will soon give up this game once they realise they can no longer dig holes in the lawn. Dayco artificial grass is extremely durable and wear resistant. Fake turf can withstand heavy footfall and is used on grounds such as rugby and football pitches, so it is used to keeping its appearance and shape under tough conditions. Dayco’s professional team of experts will ensure your synthetic grass is held securely in place, and there are additional measures we can take, such as providing heavy duty fixings if required. So, if you are worried about your dog’s activities outdoors, we are happy to advise you on this.
Will My Dog Traipse Muddy Paws in the House?
One of the many great things about artificial grass is that as it is self-draining, so it eliminates muddy lawns and grass stains. This means your dog can happily run up and down the lawn, play, and roll around on the grass – even on the wettest of days – without trailing mud into your home. According to the feedback from pet owners, their dogs ‘simply love it’ and as it provides a soft, clean surface to play on (rather like a carpet) and it means you don’t have to worry about cleaning your dog’s paws or coat when they scamper back into the home.
Is Synthetic Grass Suitable for Dog Kennels or Dog Runs?
Dog owners and kennel owners have found that fake grass is perfect for this type of environment as it doesn’t require any maintenance. It saves a great deal of time as no mowing, weeding, reseeding or fertiliser is required, so more time can be spent looking after the dogs. It also means that the dogs can spend more time outdoors whatever the season, which is good news all round – for kennel owners, dog owners and their pets! It also provides a comfortable surface for dogs to play on and offers a far more appealing alternative for kennels than a concrete floor.
Faux Turf Installer Enfield – Contact Dayco for high quality artificial turf for pet or kennel owners in London and the South East.