Maintain a cleaning regime

Love It Lawns cannot guarantee you won’t get pet odours from your artificial grass as this is down to the customer maintaining a regular cleaning regime. If you have a dog this should be taken into consideration before having artificial grass.

As we all know we are a nation of dog lovers but when it comes to our lawns, they do have an annoying habit of digging holes, constantly tracking mud and dust into our homes and their urine scorches and damages the grass, leaving us all with an unsightly lawn area.

Does not discolour

Replacing our natural lawns with artificial grass is great option to overcome these issues, however, whilst artificial grass has always been suitable for dogs, we have found that in some cases lawns can become quite smelly.

The urine and such itself are harmless to the artificial grass and they will not discolour the fibres; however, if the grass is not cleaned at regular intervals throughout the whole year, even over winter, the animal urine will crystallise, cause ammonia and will start to smell.

Wash grass regularly

We highly recommend that you wash your grass regularly, at least once a week, to help prevent any odours developing. It is also advisable that you use a proper artificial grass Enzyme cleaner or deodoriser, it is very important to continue cleaning throughout the winter months so that the urine doesn’t build up on the fibre.

When considering artificial grass as a dog owner you should always consider that you must have a cleaning regime and continue it all year round.

Love It Lawns have different grasses and base systems available to help reduce pet odours. Cleaning is always still recommended but combining different products may help to reduce the chances of odours.

To view the suitable grasses available, visit our grasses page.

Also have a look at our Drainbase system here.

Is artificial grass dog friendly the right question?

Artificial Grass Maintenance and Cleaning Guide for Pet Owners

Our cleaning products can be found here.

What others are saying

It was a pleasure to do business with this company from start to finish. The staff were all very friendly, approachable, helpful & very knowledgeable about the product. The standard of workmanship was very high and our garden was left clean and tidy. We have not had any problems whatsoever with our artificial lawn, in fact there has been no sign of the flooding we used to get with our natural lawn, even with the recent heavy rainfall. We are extremely pleased with the end result.

Jane Payne

Hi Sally, update on parents’ reaction: Well what can I say!! They absolutely loved it (and that was before the wine). I got them round just before it was dark and had candles everywhere NOT ON THE GRASS. They couldn’t believe it. My Dad said ‘so you filled the pond with a bike’ (he hasn’t forgotten what I said). Anyway told them everything and they simply love it. YES.
Thanks for everything.

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