- Purpose Built Artificial Grasses
- Self-Cleansing Miracle Agent ZeoStop
- Range of Cleaning Products Available
- Help Eliminate Smells from Dogs
- Help Eliminate Mess
Artificial Grass for Dogs
Artificial Grass Direct have teamed up with Doggy experts Top Dog Turf. We have combined our knowledge to create a comprehensive range of products that are tailor-made for artificial grass lawns that dogs will be playing on. We are the experts when it comes to artificial grass for dogs.
Our innovative range of products are designed to help eliminate smells and odours from dog urine. We offer specially designed artificial grasses that are purpose-built to accommodate dogs.
Top Dog Turf – We are proud of our expert partners Top Dog Turf. If you would like to speak to them about artificial grass for dogs or find out more about caring for your dogs, call 0808 501 7081 or visit www.topdogturf.co.uk
DIY Guide for Dog Owners
Follow our 8 step guide for installing your own Artificial Grass Lawn for dogs.
- If you’re completing an artificial grass for dogs installation, make sure you use this handy DIY guide.
1. Remove Top Soil
First things first, like every artificial grass installation you will need to remove the top layer of soil. For an artificial grass for dogs installation, you will need to remove 40mm of topsoil. Slightly more than a normal installation.
Secure your foundations. The ground in your garden can have slightly different levels of density from one area to the next. The ground can also move slightly over time. This can create sinkage resulting in dips in your artificial grass.
- So after you have cut away the existing turf, the first thing to do is lay down a Geo-Stabilising Membrane.
3. Concrete Haunch
As there is a risk of dogs pulling up the artificial turf, we recommend using a concrete haunch instead of fixing pins. The concrete haunch should be 100mm wide and follow the perimeter of the installation. The concrete should be viscous enough and not flow into the centre of the excavated area. The artificial grass will be glued to this later.
4. Grano Sub-Base
For an optimum installation, we recommend using a sub-base consisting of a graded Grano which is 6mm to dust. This is for best results as the dust will provide good density to the sub-base whilst the larger rocks allow good drainage. You will need to fill 35mm worth of Grano.
5. ZeoStop Sub-Base
Now it’s time for the miracle element – ZeoStop. Spread 5Kg/m2 of ZeoStop over the Grano. You will need to apply another 5Kg/m2 over the artificial grass later.
- The ZeoStop will capture any ammonia particles from your dogs wee. This will prevent smells occurring. Then, once it rains, the rainwater will wash away this ammonia, meaning that the ammonia will never be airborne and, the ZeoStop is reset ready to absorb more ammonia.
6. Artificial Grass
We have two artificial grasses that are specifically designed for artificial grass for dogs installations.
- Champion – 36mm
- Best in Show – 40mm
Both have a tall pile height which allow them to accommodate an in-fill. They both have a Polyurethane backing which is more durable than normal and can help prevent smells.
Lay the grass on top of the ZeoStop in the normal way. Don’t place a weed membrane under the artificial grass as this can harbour smells. Glue the perimeter to the concrete haunch.
7. ZeoStop In-Fill
As well as 5Kg/m2 of ZeoStop underneath the grass, you will also need to sprinkle 5Kg/m2 on top of the grass, as an in-fill. Our specialised dog grasses have long enough pile heights to completely hide this ZeoStop so you won’t see it.
Lastly, sit back and enjoy your new garden – smell free!