When it comes to your dogs, you want the best—and that’s why you can’t go wrong with investing in an Atlanta grass installation.
Synthetic grass is soft and springy and it doesn’t produce allergens that can trigger reactions, so it’s safe for dogs. It’s also dig-proof and easier to clean than natural turf. That means you can spend more time bonding with your pooches than picking up after them and maintaining your yard.
Why It’s Easier to Clean Synthetic Grass
First of all, dog urine can’t burn or kill synthetic grass. Dog urine contains ammonia, which has a pH of 7 (neutral). The pH of dog urine is too low to break down polyethylene, which is the material of synthetic turf. It can’t cause damage to the fibers or backing of your turf.
Synthetic grass also has great drainage. This means that you can just hose off pee and poop residue without worrying about stinky puddles forming in your yard.
Finally, it’s neither expensive nor time-consuming to clean synthetic grass. Most of the cleaning products and tools you’ll need are affordable and it takes less than an hour to clean up potty areas.
How to Clean Doggy Potty Areas in Synthetic Lawns
If your dog peed or pooped on your Atlanta grass installation, you’ll want to act quickly. Follow these steps to clean up the potty areas around your artificial lawn:
How to Clean Pet Urine
If the pee is still wet:
- Blot out the liquid with a sponge or paper towel.
- Rinse off the remaining residue with water.
If the pee is almost dry:
- Remove as much of the urine as possible with a sponge or paper towel.
- Blot damp residue with a damp paper towel or cloth.
- Use caution when blotting—too much pressure can cause dog urine to spread further into the grass blades.
- Use a commercial pet stain remover to treat the pee spot.
- Follow the solution’s package directions for dilution ratios and application times for best results.
- Let the cleaner sit for the recommended soaking time for the product.
- Scrub off stubborn stains and residue if necessary.
- Rinse the area with water.
- Let your synthetic grass dry completely before letting your dogs play on it.
You can find commercial pet stain remover products for artificial grass in Atlanta, GA at most pet stores or online retailers.
How to Clean Pet Poop
- Pick up as much of the poop as possible with a plastic bag.
- Remove excess waste by scraping the surface with a plastic scraper or spatula.
- Spray the area with an enzyme-based cleaner designed to break down organic matter.
- Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse with water.
- Apply another layer of cleaner and let it sit for another 20 minutes if there’s still some residue.
- Let your lawn dry completely.
Take note that these are only the steps to cleaning up potty areas. You can check out this guide to learn what else you need to do to keep your synthetic lawn in great shape.
Make Pet Cleanups a Breeze with Atlanta Artificial Grass
We hope you found this cleanup guide helpful! If you have any questions or if you’re in the market for pet-friendly artificial grass for your own yard, we’d be happy to help here at Atlanta Artificial Grass. Please feel free to contact us at 408-317-0931 or complete this form to reach out to us online. We’d love to hear from you!