Phewee! What’s that smell?
At Lifestyle Lawns, we love dogs! But the reality is that every dog has to do their ones and twos somewhere, and that somewhere is probably on your lawn the majority of the time.
If you’re considering making the switch to artificial grass, you might be concerned about how it will hold up against the reality of having furry family members, so we’re here to put your mind at ease.
How to Get Rid of Dog Urine Smell on Artificial Grass
There seems to be a misconception that dogs and artificial grass don’t mix, thankfully that simply isn’t true! We’ve seen a lot of people barking up the wrong tree though, so we thought it was about time to set the record straight. Not only is artificial grass completely safe for dogs, it also makes being a dog parent so much easier!
With artificial grass, you can kiss goodbye to yellow spots and over-fertilised patches on your lawn, and say hello to a clean, comfy place to hang out with your furry pals.
But how will I remove the urine smell from my artificial grass? It’s a frequently asked question that dog owners understandably have when they’re in the market for artificial grass. Put simply, it’s not as big of an issue as you might think, and if smells do build up, there are lots of things you can do to banish them!
Get the good grass
If you choose high-quality artificial grass with antibacterial properties and high-flow drainage to begin with, you’re going to have a much easier time removing whatever your dog leaves behind.
Additionally, if you invest in top-notch grass for your family, and your furry friends, your grass could last fur-ever (Not literally forever, but all of our artificial grass is covered under our 10 year warranty, so you know it will last a very long time)!
Our Lifestyle RUFF 35mm has been developed specifically with your pet’s daily duties in mind. Comfortable on paws, antibacterial, and engineered to allow urine to freely flow through the backing, your pets will have a ball playing, running, or lounging on your lawn, and there’ll be no more muddy footprints inside!
We recommend pairing your high-quality grass with a high-quality, pet-friendly infill like Envirofill for the ultimate experience for you and your best friend!
The best way to remove urine smells from your artificial grass is to prevent them from developing in the first place. Coated, so it doesn’t harbour unpleasant odours, and infused with Microban antimicrobial technology, Envirofill helps to reduce the ammonia smell, and fight bacteria buildup, keeping your lawn fresher for longer, and your pup happy and healthy.
Make it rain!
No, seriously. To get the most out of your grass, you can’t be afraid to make it rain!
While the occasional rain shower will help to keep the smells at bay, giving your artificial grass a wash with the hose (or even a watering can, if your dog has a favourite spot that they like to go on) will help to remove the urine and prevent any smells from developing.
It’s also a good idea to make it rain on hot days for a different reason. If your lawn is too hot for you or your dog to spend time on over the hot summer months, whip out the hose and give it a quick spray. The water will dry off quickly, so you can enjoy your lawn without getting a soggy butt, but the water will help to activate our CoolTouch technology and make your lawn comfortable again.
Keep it clean
To prevent any smells or stains from building up where your dog likes to go, the best thing you can do is establish a regular cleaning routine, and clean up after your pup when you notice them use the loo.
If you are finding smells are developing around your lawn, and washing it with water isn’t cutting the mustard, it’s time to bring out the big guns! And by that, we mean the cleaning products.
There are plenty of lawn cleaners on the market these days, but if you’re in a pinch, you might find you’ve got the right tools for the job in your cupboards! Diluting vinegar with equal parts water can be useful to spray or pour on your lawn to deodorise any pesky smells. Baking soda works in a similar way to neutralise odour, simply sprinkle over the area your dog likes to use for toileting, leave it for a few hours, or overnight, then simply brush it off, or rinse it with water.
No matter what product you use to clean your lawn, remember to try it on a small, inconspicuous part of your lawn first, or an offcut, if you have one lying around. And don’t forget to rinse your lawn again after cleaning to avoid sitting in any product residue the next time you sprawl out on your nice, clean lawn.
Wag your tail!
To remove urine smells from artificial grass, and keep your lawn looking fetching, it’s important to choose high-quality grass and a good, pet-friendly infill to begin with, and regularly maintain your turf. Establish a regular cleaning routine, pick up after your dog, follow our top tips to maintain your grass and the process of keeping the smells away will be easy!
Still not sure if artificial grass is right for you? Here’s what other dog-parents have told us about making the switch:
“Can highly recommend the Lifestyle Lawns products. We have two dogs and two young children and have found the grass to be hard wearing whilst always looking its best. (…) We love showing our lawn off to everyone who comes to visit!” – Mark & Lonnae
“We and our two boxer dogs love love love the new lawn it looks amazing and feels so lovely and soft in bare feet.” – Vanessa
“Our dogs love it, and I no longer have to worry about clothes getting dirty when something falls off the washing line.” – Victoria
Cleaning up after your dog doesn’t have to be rough, but having a RUFF lawn sure does make life easier! So why not treat yourself to a pawsh new lawn? We’d love to talk to you about how artificial grass could make your garden cleaner, greener and less smelly.
…we’d also love to talk about your dog! We’re dog people at Lifestyle Lawns, so please do tell us about your furry sidekick when you reach out!