Astroturf for Dogs

Are you considering installing Astrotruf (also known as Artificial Grass) at your home for your dogs? Here are some things to consider before you decide to take that leap.

Pros of installing astroturf for your dogs:

Installing artificial turf, or sometimes called astroturf, for your dog is a great option! This allows for space where your pet can urine outdoors and the grass won’t die or turn yellow. You can maintain a beautiful looking yard with less maintenance than real grass, however, there is still maintenance.

We do recommend leaving your sprinkler system in though even with the fake grass, that way you can automatically rinse the area to keep the artificial turf clean and sanitary. If you leave your sprinklers in you can use injectors to automatically spray Urea-Z on your artificial grass a few times per month to remove the urine crystals and keep your backyard smelling great. That would be the ultimate low maintenance fake grass strategy!

Cons to installing astroturf for your dogs:

One thing to keep in mind is that astroturf for dogs will start to smell like urine after some time, especially in the hot months. To keep your yard from smelling like dog urine you will need to use a product like Urea-Z. A natural microbial urine odor eliminator, that will eat up the urine crystals trapped in the astroturf and get rid of that unwanted smell.

Is astroturf low maintenance?

There is a common misconception that astroturf is low maintenance. This is actually not true. Astroturf is LOW WATER, it does not require the water that living grass does. However, it is not considered low maintenance because it still must be cleaned, sanitized, and kept up on. And in the case of pets, a product is required to keep it smelling great as well. However, if you leave your sprinklers in and use an injector with Urea-Z you can dramatically cut down on the maintenance required and then have the low water & LOW MAINTENANCE yard you’ve been searching for!