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Grass Alternatives for Dogs

Clean up is easy

Many pet owners often wonder what are the best lawn alternatives for dogs. Synthetic turf or artificial grass is perfect for dogs. It is easy to maintain and very durable to withstand pets playing and running. Growing up in the rainy Puget Sound, my dog used to create such a muddy lawn mess, he tracked in mud and we were constantly mopping floors and wiping paws to keep the mess down. When the rain and puddles would finally stop in the Northwest, then our dog would tear up the grass by playing outside. I wish we had known about artificial turf; it would have solved many of our problems! 

Pet Turf and Drainage

Even better for pets is what goes under artificial turf, we bring in a layer of 3-6" of crushed rock and then top the turf with Envirofill infill, an alternative to silica sand infill. These two applications together create a powerful pet odor defense system. The crushed rock allows water to quickly drain when rinsing down liquid pet waste and Envirofill’s antimicrobial properties work to inhibit bacterial growth and keep pet smells at bay. Our synthetic grass for pets is extremely durable and when holding a sample you will see how hard it is to tear it apart. This is a key aspect of picking your synthetic turf, durability is crucial for pet turf and its longevity. While we don’t have a turf named “pet turf” or “dog turf”, we do have a variety of dog and pet turf options that we install.

Synthetic turf is a perfect grass alternative for dogs. It will eliminate many of the problems you are currently facing with your grass. The only issue you will have is wishing you installed pet turf sooner!