Quality turf does more than just look good. It also performs under the toughest conditions, and nothing tests the integrity of a lawn quite like pets. Here are three things every pet owner should consider before buying a new lawn.
Water permeability is a vital statistic, which indicates how quickly fluids drain from a surface. Lawns with poor water permeability are more likely to absorb pet waste, leaving an unpleasant odor which never completely fades.
Artificial Grass Liquidators uses sophisticated backings to ensure optimal drainage. Our Hydro Series uses Optimum Flow technology to deliver cutting edge results. These lawns not only look nice, but they also perform exceptionally well under rigorous testing.
Industry standards dictate that artificial lawns should be able to drain liquid faster than ten inches per hour. AGL’s Hydro 75 Olive blows this standard out of the water! The Hydro 75 can drain over 330 inches per hour. It also features a tough bind strength of 10.8 lbs/force and virtually no lead content, making it ideal for pets.
Tuft Bind Strength
It’s no secret that pets like to run, dig, scrape, and chew. This type of behavior can wreak havoc on traditional lawns, and even poorly constructed turf. When looking for an artificial lawn that doesn’t easily fall apart under stress, you want to pay special attention to its tuft bind strength.
Unfortunately, most vendors don’t advertise testing results up front. That’s because most turf isn’t built to last, and features tuft bind strengths in the mid single digits. A tuft bind strength of 6.4lb/ force is considered decent. Our Pro 100+ boasts a whopping 14.0 lbs/force. Over double the industry standard!
Infills typically consist of gritty, sand-like material or in some cases, crumb rubber. Infill is used to keep the turf blades standing tall. There are many different types of infills, most of which feature silica sand. Unfortunately for pet owners, silica absorbs the ammonium gasses in pet urine, leaving your lawn smelling like the men’s room at a football stadium. In order to combat this issue, we like to recommend using a pet deodorizing infill such as ZeoFill which will help to prevent pet odor. This combined with a consistent cleaning schedule and occasional hosing down should keep your yard smelling nice and fresh.