There’s no way around it – part of owning a cute little pup is cleaning up after they go potty. It’s not the most glamorous part of pet ownership, but it’s easier to manage when you have synthetic grass in NJ.
For one, dog urine drains through synthetic turf instead of soaking into the soil and staying there. This not only makes it easier to clean the pet waste but also helps keep pets and kids safe from pathogens and bacteria that can fester in the dirt.
The polyethylene fibers that make up artificial grass also have an anti-microbial coating that inhibits odor-causing germs. Finally, a special pet infill acts as a deodorizer while creating a soft but firm surface. All of this makes artificial grass a more sanitary choice for homes with dogs and young children.
Cleaning Pet Waste Off Artificial Grass in NJ
We recommend picking up after your dog immediately, especially when you have multiple pets, to prevent odor and bacteria from setting in.
Now, the artificial turf cleaning process itself cannot be easier! Follow these tips:
Spray, spray, spray.
Water is your friend when cleaning synthetic pet turf. Before you do anything else (after picking up solid waste), generously spray the area with water to dilute the urine and dissolve any poop residue left behind.
Use gentle cleaning products.
Never use bleach or strong-smelling cleaning products on New Jersey artificial turf. These can damage the fibers of your artificial grass and leave behind an unpleasant scent. Here’s a list of safe options:
- Baking soda
- Mild dish soap
- Specialized turf cleaners
- Pet enzyme cleaners
One of these options should do the trick, but you may need to repeat depending on how long it’s been since your dog used the area. Rinse or power wash the artificial grass again after cleaning to remove any residue from the products you used.
Repeat as necessary.
As with any stain, it’s possible that some accidents need more than one attempt to clean up. Try repeating the steps above until the smell is completely gone.
Let the area dry.
Allow the area to dry before letting your pet play on it again. The best artificial grass in NJ dries quickly, but if you can let it go for a couple of hours, that will give the area enough time to air out.
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Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly lawn or synthetic grass for your child’s play area, New Jersey Artificial Grass Pros can help.
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