How To Create the Ideal Pet-Friendly Landscape With Artificial Turf

August 28, 2023

When renovating your backyard with synthetic grass, many homeowners think about what they and their kids would enjoy in an outdoor space — a swimming pool, a putting green, or maybe a bocce ball court. But what would your pets enjoy? After all, your furry friends use your backyard just as much — if not more — than you do.

With pet-friendly synthetic grass landscaping, you can create an outdoor space that is both beautiful and dog-friendly. There are dozens of benefits of turf installation for dog owners, including pull force resistance to prevent holes and evergreen blade tones that never turn brown from urine. To create the ideal pet-friendly landscape, keep these tips in mind when installing your artificial grass backyard.

Create a Designated Pet Area

If you’re not ready to renovate your entire backyard, you can create a small section just for your pets with synthetic turf. These designated pet areas are great for giving your pups a safe and comfortable spot to play or do their business while you have peace of mind that the rest of your lawn won’t be destroyed or turn brown.

Your artificial grass installers can create a designated pet area by sectioning off a portion of your synthetic grass landscape with a border or edging, or they can install artificial grass in only one section of an otherwise hardscaped or natural grass patio. This simple and cost-effective option helps optimize the fun and safety of every member of your household as well as protect your beautiful landscape.

Use Premium, Pet-Friendly Infill

Whether you opt for a designated pet area or want to transform your entire yard with synthetic grass, it’s important to use a high-quality infill during your installation. Infill helps with ballast, which weighs down your artificial grass and provides cushioning between the turf blades. In addition to ensuring that your synthetic grass installation looks its best and doesn’t experience premature wear and tear, it also keeps your pup comfortable while resting or playing.

When choosing an infill for your pet-friendly landscape, search for an infill product that is designed with pets in mind. Pet-friendly infill options help protect your grass from damage and can act as antimicrobial odor neutralizers, so pet urine odors are quickly absorbed and eliminated. Pet-friendly infill is also typically all-natural and non-toxic, so it’s safe for every member of the family.

Install a Weed Barrier

If your dog is a digger, then you probably already know the potential benefits of synthetic grass landscaping for pet owners. Artificial turf helps prevent hole digging and mud patches thanks to its durable backing and impressive pull-force resistance, but installing weed fabric can help even further enhance your lawn’s durability.

Installed on top of your sub-base but beneath the turf, a weed barrier prevents any organic material from growing, so your dog won’t be able to kick up dirt or mud when it plays in your yard. Even on the off chance your dog digs through your artificial turf’s durable backing, it won’t be able to penetrate the weed barrier surface, helping to preserve the integrity of your artificial grass installation. Plus, weed fabric will prevent any weed growth around the edges or seams of your turf installation, lowering your maintenance requirements and keeping your lawn beautiful for everyone.

If you need further guidance in choosing the right wholesale artificial grass products and installation accessories for your pet-friendly turf installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse location. At SGW Bay Area, we can help you find the perfect synthetic grass products for your home or business. 

SGW Bay Area has been an industry-leading artificial grass manufacturer and artificial turf distributor for more than 20 years, helping installers and homeowners alike with all their artificial grass installation needs. To find out more about our products or to receive guidance with your next turf grass installation, contact your local Synthetic Grass Warehouse facility today.

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