NASHVILLE, TN – A dog park featuring artificial grass has residents wondering why the artificial turf needs regular watering from the sprinkler system. One resident noted the sprinkler system waters the turf twice an hour for four minutes at a time.
Why does artificial grass dog parks need water?
Artificial landscaping helps conserve water, as it doesn’t require water to maintain its health and appearance. However, some artificial grass products are different and offer features specifically for pet use. One of these features includes an anti-microbial layer designed to cut down on bacteria. But this layer will only do so much – urine and other dog waste still need cleaning.
The best way to do this is to rinse the surface of the artificial grass with water.
“We’re not paying for our water,” Hawkins said. “Our water is all collected on site and distributed on site.”
In the shadow of the new Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville’s newest dog park represents a feat of urban planning. But for Bimson’s dog Kai, it’s just a good time.
Watering artificial grass for dogs is required for sanitation purposes.
If you have artificial grass for your dog at home, you don’t need to worry about rinsing it as much as this dog park. The amount of rinsing depends on how many dogs are using the grass.