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How to Care for Artificial Grass When You Have a Dog

Dogs are fantastic, but like people, they still need to go to the bathroom which can sometimes result in cleanups that are less than pleasant. If you have artificial grass installed in your backyard though, that process is often simple and easy. However, sometimes smells and other issues do linger. So, how do you get that dog urine smell out of artificial grass and keep your grass preserved while also making it easy to clean up after your pet?

We have the answers below.

How to Get Dog Urine Smell Out of Artificial Grass

Although rain can occasionally rid any smells or urine, it’s best to regularly clean your artificial turf to keep it sanitary and odourless.

While dedicated products exist that can remove any smells or stains from urine, you can actually accomplish the same results simply using water and vinegar.

  1. Start by hosing down the area with a garden hose to get rid of any lingering pee.
  2. Next, using a spray bottle with 1 part water to 1 part vinegar, spray down the affected area.
  3. Rinse down the affected area with a garden hose again.

If the smell is still bad, you can repeat this process a couple of times or purchase an artificial turf cleaner to handle stronger smells.

Wet dog shaking off on artificial grassWhat to Know About Artificial Grass as a Dog Owner

Although you don’t need to obsessively clean your lawn after your dog relieves themselves, regular daily cleaning – especially focused on your pet’s favourite spots – can make a big difference. You don’t need to do anything complicated either, simply wash down your lawn using water from a garden hose, lingering longer on the spots where your dog does their business.

How to Keep Your Artificial Grass Clean When You Have a Dog

It’s never a bad idea to have some dedicated artificial turf cleaner on hand if you need it, but be mindful of the ones you get. Avoid chemical products whenever possible, especially if you have small children.

Typically, spraying an even blend of vinegar and water and rinsing it up after is often enough to tackle the majority of any dog waste and it’s more environmentally-friendly.

Unlike regular grass, artificial turf may not take as much to maintain, but it still needs regular care and attention, especially if you have a pet.

 

 

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