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Pet Turf Maintenance Guide

Since artificial turf is an investment, you’ll want to get the most out of it. Although maintenance is low for artificial turf, it is needed if you have pets. Below are some pet turf tips to help keep your synthetic grass in good shape!


Your new artificial pet grass is here to aid with the dog’s “business” while also looking fantastic. It can’t, however, do it all by itself. It will require your assistance to maintain it looking and smelling new. So, before you install artificial pet turf, keep the following in mind:

  • Pet turf does require upkeep; it is not maintenance-free. The pet turf is designed to assist you in maintaining it, but it cannot do so on its own.
  • When you think about it, the ratio makes sense: the smaller the area, the more frequent the maintenance. If you have a smaller area for your dogs to use as a bathroom, they will have fewer alternatives when it comes to using the potty. If they go to the bathroom in the same location every time, more cleaning will be necessary to keep the odor at bay. Consider this: if you continuously poured vinegar into a bowl rather than a pool, the bowl’s odor would be much greater, necessitating more frequent cleaning. The same idea applies to dogs who use a pet turf area to relieve themselves.
  • Antimicrobial pet sand is installed to help with odor elimination, but it cannot totally eliminate odors on its own. If you use antimicrobial pet sand but never properly hydrate the area, the sand will not be able to help you.


SPRAY DOWN THE AREA – Using a garden hose to water down the area is critical. The number of times you should water down the space depends on the size of the area, the number of dogs you have, and how regularly they use it. In general, it’s a good idea to water the region about 1-2 times per week. Simply give it a once-over to ensure that everything drains to the base underlayment. If the urine sits on top of the lawn for too long, it will smell. If you’re not sure how often to water the region, it’s best to just do it once a day to be safe.

REMOVE WASTE IMMEDIATELY – the longer you wait to pick up your pets’ waste, the more difficult it will be. As the excrement dries, it will adhere to the turf fibers, making it more difficult to remove. It is best to pick up the waste as soon as possible to avoid tearing out any turf fibers when trying to scoop up the hardened waste.

BRUSH UP THE FIBERS – continuous paw traffic from your pets walking on the turf, as well as them resting down in certain locations for lengthy periods of time, can cause the turf fibers to bend and lay flat. Take a soft-bristle push broom and brush the fibers back up as soon as you detect the pet turf starting to mat down. The longer you wait to brush up the fibers, the more difficult it will be to do so.

Implementing these simple steps as part of your turf maintenance will help your synthetic lawn last longer and look its best. If you have any questions on installation or maintenance, feel free to contact Artificial Grass Turf Warehouse at 844-768-8873.

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