In my 26 years of installing synthetic turf, the number one question that clients/homeowners always ask is, “Will pet feces and urine be harmful to synthetic turf? The answer is NO. Pet feces and Urine will not damage synthetic turf, but it may cause it to stink.
The most common mistake that everyone makes when choosing synthetic turf for their pets is drainage, permeability, and maintenance. Odors always arrive due to the misunderstanding of synthetic turf installations & pets. Positive drainage, permeable sub-base, and regular maintenance will prevent odors from occurring.
Pet size and area must be considered when creating a place for your pet to play and do his/her business. If the area is small and the pet is large you will be having your hands full keeping it clean and rid of odors.
I have seen homeowners place a small piece of turf for their 175-pound Great Dane because they wanted the grass to stay green due to his enormous paws tearing it up. After the turf was installed a bigger problem arrived… the smell.
This Month ASK JW will explain drainage within synthetic turf and why choosing SGW Permeable Pet Turf is crucial for keeping your pet happy and your backyard healthy.