Artificial turf is the safe, durable, and cost-effective landscape solution that more and more pet parents are incorporating in their residential backyards. No more odor build-up or brown spots, but instead a reliably green lawn all year round with only minimal upkeep necessary. Purchase Green Artificial Grass offers toxin-free, antimicrobial, heat-resistant, and surprisingly realistic grasses that will leave you wondering why you haven’t made the switch already!
Purchase Green has over 30 variations of grass to choose from, and
while all are of the highest quality – in regard to both manufacturing
processes and materials – not every product will have the same
performance specifications that your unique project might require.
For instance, Purchase Green recommends shorter, denser grasses
for pet applications, as they tend to be much easier to keep clean
from pet waste, as well as grasses with a more structurally-supported
blade shape to help impede the forming of traffic patterns over time–
areas where the blades become permanently compressed.
Additionally, tools such as Purchase Green’s Turf Broom can help
“fluff up” compressed surfaces as part of your weekly or biweekly
maintenance routine. Our local showrooms also offer Power Brooms
for rent or sale, for those extra stubborn areas.
Odor build-up is arguably the most commonly expressed concern from pet
owners when exploring the idea of installing artificial grass for their home – and
understandably so! Oftentimes there is the misconception that turf will always
smell no matter what, but fortunately this isn’t true. Odor prevention is
primarily supported by the application of infills designed for pets – Purchase
Green recommends Herofill, Mellowfill or Zeodorizer; these infills are infused
with anti-fungal protection and other naturally occurring substances – such as
Zinc, ZPT, ZOE or Zeolite – to significantly reduce odor build-up caused by
ammonia from pet urine. Furthermore, topical enzymatic cleaning solutions
that are specially formulated for artificial grass are excellent for both
preventative measures as well as treating presently odorous lawns. Solutions
like Turf Bomb are easy to use and often only need to be applied bi-weekly.
Lastly, Purchase Green now offers artificial grasses that are infused with silver
ion additives, to inhibit the growth and reproduction of bacteria that contribute
to odor build-up.
When contemplating the switch to artificial, cost is a significant
piece to the conversation. In deciding if artificial grass is right for
your furry friends, first consider your annual budget allocated to
maintaining natural sod – bills associated with seeding, fertilizing,
mowing, pest control, watering, and so on, as well as your own time
spent filling dug-up holes, cleaning mud tracks, or treating
discolored patches from pet urine – all of which will not guarantee a
reliably green, patch-free lawn year-round. Artificial grass, on the
other hand, is a one-time investment that pays for itself in the first
three to seven years on average and requires only minimal upkeep
– a fraction of what would otherwise be necessary for natural sod.
Purchase Green staff are also happy to accommodate all budgets to
the best of our ability, whether that be identifying the best products
at the lowest retail value, assisting with landscape design and
orientation to reduce material costs or providing information on our
available financing solutions. Additionally, you may check with your
city or state government for open landscape rebate plans!
It’s durable, long-lasting, beautiful, and smells clean – but is it safe? Yes!
Purchase Green’s artificial grasses are produced to be non-toxic, flame
retardant, and virtually lead-free, giving our pet parents even more
peace of mind. Test results are available for download in our product
listings or by request with an employee. Moreover, heat retention in turf
is another common topic with pet owners – as plastics due retain heat
from prolonged sun exposure. To combat this, Purchase Green
produces artificial grasses with specific blade shapes and additives in the
fibers to reduce heat retention by up to 20% when compared to similar
non-treated grasses. Such products are labeled as Cool Yarn – visit your
local Purchase Green store to feel the difference yourself!
We love to encourage research and learning, which is why we’ve put together this free downloadable ebook with even more in depth knowledge on all things pet turf! Just a few clicks and soon you’ll be an expert, too!
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