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Dogs love the feel of Wonderlawn artificial grass for dogs and other pets

Wonderlawn and dogs – it’s a revelation. No more cleaning muddy paws, no matter what the weather is doing!

It is, however, very important to choose the right type of artificial grass for your pets when it comes to the issue of the toilet habits of our four legged friends.

Most Synthetic grass used in the home has undergrowth at the bottom of it, which helps support the yarn and make it look more realistic. Unfortunately, this undergrowth (sometimes referred to as “rootzone”) can trap any dog dirt that’s not immediately removed. This is one reason why the correct infill should always be used. This prevents any dirt from making it’s way deep into the grass, allowing it to be cleaned much more easily, an important feature where the health and safety of your family and pets is concerned.

Wonderlawn only recommends artificial grass with a special sand infill, where the grass is supported by sand to help with resilience and which makes cleaning simple. Just remove what’s there and rinse through with water – you can even use disinfectants without damaging your artificial grass!

The additional benefit of a “sand filled” product is the way it lasts under prolonged use. Whilst some dogs are happy to lie around and simply enjoy their new lawn, many pets are extremely active and will do their best to put any lawn to the test. None-infill products simply do not have the ability to stand up to this use and in some cases have been known to wear and break down within weeks, leaving you with a disappointing and sometimes embarrassing result for your investment.

During 2014, we began to look at solutions to deal with the smell of dog urine if a constant factor on artificial grass. Usually, the advice would be to rinse the area immediately or use a pet deoderiser. Where dogs (especially female) use an area constantly this can lead to odour being apparent, which can be sometimes quite strong.

With this in mind we announced a unique solution in early 2015petfill-logois the unique and exciting answer from Wonderlawn.

The science

The product is a naturally occurring organic material in the form of a negatively charged, honey-combed molecular structure which absorbs urine and prevents the ammonia from forming a gas, the main cause of unpleasant smells. When dog urine is present it is absorbed by the infill and trapped until it is released by the sodium that is present in rain water. The bacterial ammonia is then flushed into the earth leaving the infill fresh and ready to do its job again. As it’s organic, it is environmentally friendly and poses no risk whatsoever to your dog’s health.

Ask your local installer for details.

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