Any dog owner knows that it's much easier to own a dog if you have a backyard. This is because a yard provides a secured area where your pups can play and relieve themselves. However, traditional lawns don't work for everyone or every pet, so check out these three benefits of artificial turf grass for your dog instead of a traditional lawn.
It Can Be Installed Just About Anywhere
The biggest benefit of artificial grass is that it can be installed just about anywhere. You can replace your traditional lawn with artificial turf. Not only will this give a great place for your pets to play, but it also prevents the need for lawn care. You'll need to clean up after your pup, however, because it won't decompose into the ground. If you don't have a lawn (or you want a natural, real lawn), you can also install artificial grass in other areas, such as on a patio or balcony. You can even turn your basement into a puppy play area with artificial grass.
It's Unaffected in Different Weather
A natural lawn requires maintenance. Even if you don't bother weeding or watering your lawn, you probably mow it because the grass quickly becomes too long. During the rainy months when you don't want to mow, your grass may get overgrown, making it difficult for your dog to play outside or go to the bathroom. With artificial grass, however, your lawn stays short without mowing, regardless of the season. Another common problem with traditional lawns is snow. During the snowy months, your dog may not even want to head outside. However, with artificial grass, you can have a covered area, providing a snow-free zone for your pup.
It's Safer for Your Dog
Grass itself isn't dangerous to your dog. In fact, many dogs eat grass when they have an upset stomach. However, a lot of the products you use on grass are dangerous for pets. These include fertilizers and weed killers, and they can hurt your dog. Artificial grass doesn't need any chemicals. Even if you don't use dangerous chemicals on your lawn, however, it could be harboring dangerous pests, like ticks and fleas, which can carry disease. Artificial grass is not susceptible to pests because it offers no food for them. Last, if your dog suffers from grass allergies, artificial grass may make them much more comfortable during the allergy season.
While some dogs may be fine with a real lawn, others do best with artificial turf, and it will help make maintaining your yard much easier. If you are interested in installing artificial turf grass in your backyard, contact a contractor at a company like Bourget Bros. Building Materials in your area today and ask about a quote.