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It is no secret, and any dog owner will agree, that dogs can be hard on a person's lawn. Dogs are known to tear up natural grass, roll in mud, leave difficult to clean messes, and damage lawns to an extent that requires expensive necessary repairs. Synthetic lawns offer a durable and easy to clean alternative to natural lawns for dog runs, and these types of lawns offer the added benefit of keeping dogs cleaner as well.
There are types of artificial lawns and synthetic grasses that are made especially for pet owner use, and these lawns are safe for pets, have extra drainage capabilities, and help pet lovers to keep the look of a beautiful lawn while still keeping their pets happy and safe. Other types of synthetic lawns and artificial grasses may also be used for pets, and any artificial lawn will often prove to be very beneficial for pet use.
One aspect of artificial lawns that draws customers to opting for these types of grasses over natural is the durability, and this is what draws many pet owners to installing artificial grass in their yards and dog runs. Many different breeds of dogs are instinctually drawn to digging holes into natural grass, and this leads to not only dangerous holes in dog runs or yards, but dogs will often cover themselves in mud or dirt while carrying out the act. Synthetic grasses are considerably more durable than natural grass, and dogs will not have the instinct to dig in these synthetic grasses as they will with natural ground. Not only will these grasses hold up better to heavy wear and tear from digging, but dogs will be less likely to dig when synthetic grasses are installed in their runs or yards.
Synthetic grass is also much easier to clean than natural grasses, and this feature is especially beneficial for dog runs or yards. When dogs are outside, they tend to make messes, and these messes can turn a beautiful yard into a blemished and unsanitary one. While scoopers and other cleaning mechanisms can be used on natural grasses, some soiled areas will still be left behind, and rinsing these away means risking mud and other unsavory materials being tracked back into the home. Solid wastes can be easily rinsed away, and areas where a dog may urinate can be sanitized easily; this means that these materials will no longer be tracked into the home or any indoor area, making for a more sanitary set-up for all.
These artificial grasses can be used in dog runs at a person's home, at a kennel or "doggy day care" establishment, pet rescue facilities, dog parks, or in any area where dogs are likely to spend their time. The beauty of these synthetic grasses is that their appearance is equal in quality to their level of efficiency, so they provide an aesthetic appeal as well as optimal convenience to dog owners and those who care for dogs professionally.
The modern synthetic grasses of today, whether they are made particularly for pet use or not, are made to look as much like high quality natural grass as possible. With the added benefits of little to no maintenance, easy cleaning, and added durability, homes and other areas using these synthetic grasses for their dog runs can have grass that looks real but has the added convenience of being synthetic. These grasses will never need cutting, watering, or fertilizing, and they are built to withstand a dog's heavy level of use, all while looking and feeling like natural pleasant grass.
When installing synthetic grass into a dog run or a yard are where dogs are present, a person should first make sure their chosen type of synthetic grass is safe for dog use. Typically, this will mean that the materials being used in the run are natural or safe, and that optimal drainage is provided. Because cleaning will be necessary, and excess moisture will want to be eliminated, synthetic grasses in dog runs should have extra drainage installed to ensure the dog, or dogs, will have a dry place to enjoy the outdoors. Next, a person should make sure their synthetic grass has added padding as well as soft infill materials, as the dog, or dogs, will want a soft and comfortable place to spend their time. Synthetic grass installations that are too hard could cause the dog to injure itself while laying down in the grass, and this problem is easily prevented by providing a softer surface. With the right installation and choice of synthetic grass, these types of grasses provide incredible benefits to both dog and owner with their added cleanliness and durability!