Dog Urine – the issues
Dog urine smell can be an issue with almost all surfaces. There are two important factors in managing the smell of dog pee. The first thing to do is to ensure that your dog’s toilet areas have good drainage. This requires proper grading and base compaction regardless of your surface material. Artificial grass usually has better drainage than natural grass, so opting for synthetic turf can help ensure better drainage.
The other imperative factor in managing pet urine smell is to be proactive. The best way to make sure your lawn or patio does not smell like dog urine is to regularly rinse the area after your dog uses it. If possible, it is always best to immediately rinse down these areas, but that – of course – is not always possible. The next best option is to simply add this to your list of chores so that you remember to hose down dog areas regularly.
If you notice your artificial grass smell like dog pee in certain areas, mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the area. This natural solution may be all you need to give those areas a little extra cleaning to ward off any unwanted odours.
Another benefit of choosing artificial grass is that there are extra steps that can be taken to avoid dog urine smells. Be sure to let your installer know that you have pets that will be using the lawn as a restroom. This will allow them to discuss options with you, such as adding a turf deodorizer to the base preparation, installing a membrane to enhance air circulation between the base and turf, and adding more turf deodorizer to the infill.
When people complain that their synthetic turf smells like dog urine, it is often the case that these steps were not taken during the installation process.
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