There are many benefits to choosing pet artificial grass in Charlotte NC, including no more muddy paws, easier pet waste cleanup and the ability to play outside in any weather.
But if you’re not familiar with synthetic turf products, you may have some questions before taking the plunge. Here are five FAQs you should know about pet turf installation:
1. How long does artificial grass in Charlotte NC last?
The best artificial grass can last 8 to 20 years or more. The good news is that it’s virtually maintenance-free, so you won’t have to worry about re-seeding, fertilizing, mowing or watering your lawn.
2. How much does synthetic turf for dogs cost?
There’s no price tag for the health and happiness that comes with having a safe and pet-friendly yard, but naturally, artificial grass for pets costs more than sod.
Keep in mind that the grass will last for years, so what seems like a big upfront cost ends up being less expensive than sod and grass over the long run.
Factors that can affect the price are the size of the area, the preparation of the existing surface (e.g. excavation, removal of old grass, etc.) and the synthetic turf product you choose.
Many Charlotte pet owners also ask us for extra features like safety surfacing, custom drainage systems and special pet infill options.
Don’t worry about committing to the cost of installation before you are ready! We offer free consultations and estimates and we will work with you to arrive at the best price without sacrificing quality.
3. How do I clean synthetic turf in Charlotte NC?
You don’t need to do much to clean your pet’s artificial grass. Use a leaf blower to remove debris from the surface. Most pet owners will also want to brush the turf regularly to pull out fur and dirt that accumulates in the fibers of the grass.
For dog feces, pick up solid waste with a plastic bag and hose any residue off the turf. Then spray the area with an enzyme-based cleaner to remove any odor and let it dry completely before letting your pet back on it.
Clean dog urine spots by first hosing down the area to rinse away any residue. Then pour a mixture of water and white distilled vinegar or dish soap over the area to neutralize the ammonia in the urine. Once the area is completely dry, your pet can go back on the turf.
4. Is Charlotte NC artificial grass safe for dogs?
Yes and it’s safer than natural grass as well.
For example, you don’t have to worry about your dog ingesting pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers that may have been used on the grass. It’s also excellent for flea and tick control.
Artificial grass is also safer for dogs who have allergies or sensitivities. And because the turf doesn’t become muddy, it’s less likely to harbor bacteria that can cause infections.
On the flip side, synthetic turf is safe from your dog too! Dogs can’t destroy it by digging or chewing on it and their urine won’t burn or kill the fibers either.
5. How do I install artificial grass for dogs?
We strongly advise against DIY artificial grass installation. The process is very complicated and this isn’t a project that can easily be tackled yourself.
Even “small” mistakes, such as a misplaced seam, can create an unsightly tripping hazard in your yard. Drainage issues and incorrect infill can lead to standing water plus molds and bacteria.
In addition, most DIY installations are not protected by labor and material warranties once the project is complete. Charlotte pet owners who install artificial grass for dogs themselves may never recover their costs if problems arise.
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