Artificial grass has become more popular with many dog owners as it doesn’t need cutting, stays green all year long and doesn’t turn yellow or become patchy when your dog urinates on it. But you might be wondering what exactly happens when a dog urinates on artificial grass and what is the best way to deal with cleaning the grass, or does it need cleaning at all?
We take a look at how artificial grass is placed and the cleaning and maintenance required if you have a dog that urinates on artificial grass.
Artificial grass drainage
Artificial grass should be installed with adequate drainage to allow water and urine to pass through into the ground below. This drainage needs to be in place to avoid puddles of water or urine forming underneath the artificial grass. Any good installer will make sure that the grass has adequate drainage. The majority of the dog pee will drain through the artificial grass when the dog goes to the toilet outside, it will then be absorbed into the soil or material below and naturally washed away.
Cleaning artificial grass
Some people believe that artificial grass doesn’t need to be cleaned, this isn’t true. Bacteria can build up in artificial grass which can result in an unpleasant smell forming. Combine this bacteria with a hot summer day and it can be very unpleasant to sit outside on, or near the grass. Cleaning artificial grass can be done with generic cleaners but to completely eliminate the smell of dog wee we recommend an enzyme cleaner is used on the spots where your dog urinates frequently.
Enzyme cleaner benefits
There are several different benefits of cleaning artificial grass with an enzymatic cleaner for dog urine, we take a look at these below:
- Completely safe for pets – Bio one™ is 100% natural and completely safe for your pets. When you apply it to the areas where your dog usually pees you can be sure if they go to sniff that area again, it is safe for them to be around and is no longer attractive as a marking area.
- Kills 99.9% of bacteria – if you have children that love to play and sit on your artificial grass you can rest in the knowledge that once it has been cleaned with Bio one™ it is free of any nasty bacteria.
- Quickly removes smells – we all love a picnic but the lingering smell of old dog urine could put you off your sandwich. A quick spray of Bio one™ and a short 5-10 minute wait will remove those nasty smells and leave your artificial grass picnic ready.
- Natural with no harmful chemicals – chemicals can upset wildlife, children, adults and pets. Bio one™ is completely natural with no harsh chemicals, it keeps the local wildlife and your household happy by avoiding chemical usage in your garden.
- Vegan and environmentally friendly – Bio one™ is vegan and environmentally friendly, the bottles are made from recycled material and the product is made without testing on animals. Bio one™ has been officially registered and approved by The Vegan Society.
Artificial grass can be a great time saver for people who can’t mow their grass or hate the unsightly yellow patches that dogs create with their urine. As long as your artificial grass has been installed correctly and you clean it regularly, you can let your dog urinate on it without causing any issues.
Keep a bottle of Bio one™ on hand to spray areas that are frequently peed on by your dog to remove any smell and bacteria before you use your outside space. Bio one™ can also be used on carpets, soft furnishings and hard surfaces, so if your pup is prone to accidents inside, you can quickly and effectively remove bacteria and clean up the mess.
Cleaning dog poop from artificial grass
Bio one™ enzyme cleaner can also be used to clean dog poop from artificial grass and get rid of most of the residue and bacteria that dog poo leaves behind. After picking up the poo, spray the area with Bio one and the enzymes will get to work breaking down the nasty poo residue and killing 99.9% of bacteria. Leaving your artificial grass safe and clean for the whole family.