Advantages of Artificial Grass in Dog-Centric Spaces

Posted by Sunburst Landscaping on April 26, 2024
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Dogs love to run, dig, and play rough. Natural grass simply can’t survive this kind of wear and tear. Artificial turf is engineered with robust materials and construction techniques that can handle heavy foot traffic and the most enthusiastic zoomies, without developing ruts, bald spots, or muddy patches.

That’s why more and more pet facility owners are choosing to upgrade their landscape with artificial grass. If you’re looking for commercial landscaping ideas for your own facility, the benefits of synthetic turf go way beyond durability.

Exceptional Drainage

Nobody likes squelching mud or unpleasant odors – common issues with real grass used by pets. Modern artificial turf designed for pet use boasts incredible drainage. It’s perforated to allow liquids to pass through, preventing standing water and the associated mess. Integrated antimicrobial infill further reduces odors caused by pet waste.

Low Maintenance

How much does your facility spend on mowing, watering, fertilizing, and constant reseeding? Probably too much if you still have a natural lawn. Artificial grass needs minimal upkeep beyond hosing down for cleaning, occasional brushing to keep the blades upright, and replenishing infill when needed. This frees up valuable park or facility resources, keeping operating costs low.

Safety and Comfort

A comfortable playing surface is not just important for dogs, but is also a deciding factor for their humans. Artificial turf offers a cushioned landing, reducing strain on joints during high-impact activities. Unlike natural grass, it won’t harbor harmful weeds, burrs, or potentially toxic pests like ticks and fleas.

All-Weather Functionality

Rain or shine, artificial grass means your facility is always open for business. No muddy paws, no soggy dog fur, and no canceled training classes due to weather. Your space stays usable and inviting year-round.

Hygiene and Cleanliness

Maintaining a sanitary surface is critical for pet facilities, but hard to do on a natural lawn. In contrast, artificial grass is incredibly easy to clean: Solid waste can be picked up like on any surface, while liquids drain away. With a quick hose-down, messes are easily eliminated, keeping the environment hygienic for both dogs and their human companions.

Book a Free Consultation

We’re confident about our commercial pet turf products here at Sunburst Landscaping, but we also understand that this is not a decision you can make in a snap. Contact us today to learn more about our commercial artificial grass solutions. We’re happy to answer any questions and provide a free consultation to discuss transforming your space. Get started by calling 623-412-2200 or sending us a message.