One of the main traits which make commercial artificial grass popular amongst home-owners is its pet-friendly nature. This material rectifies many of the main problems pet-owners with natural lawns face, and it is therefore hardly surprising that it is considered a highly suitable alternative to them among people with animals.
However, when choosing a roll of commercial artificial grass for pet use, home-owners should be careful to check that it fulfils a few requirements, namely those detailed below.
Drainage ability is perhaps the most important factor to consider when shopping for pet-friendly commercial artificial grass. One of the most common reasons for installing such a carpet in a back yard is to allow animals to relieve themselves onto the turf, and as such, it is important that the roll chosen have good drainage, to allow urine to easily seep through the fibres. Commercial artificial grass carpets made of polypropylene or polyethylene are recommended for households with pets, as they offer better drainage when compared to nylon.
“Artificial grass carpets made of polypropylene or polyethylene are recommended for households with pets, as they offer better drainage when compared to nylon”
Choosing the correct infill is another important aspect of ensuring a commercial artificial grass carpet is fully pet-friendly. In this regard, a copper slag infill is preferable to a crumb rubber or sand one, as it retains fewer odours. Silica sand can also be a good option, for the same reason, while using rounded quartz core can prevent bacterial growth and mildew.
Grade and Weight
Finally, grade and weight should both be taken into account when shopping for pet-friendly commercial artificial grass. Higher-density, non-porous turf carpets are preferred for this purpose, as they tend to be sturdier and retain fewer odours.
Appraisal of the factors above can help a pet owner pick out the perfect roll of commercial artificial grass for their back yard; uninitiated home-owners are, however, advised to seek the counsel of one of our GreatGrass specialists when making such a decision!