Artificial Grass

You can use this area for idle or not so idle chat that is not related to Labradoodles as long as you keep it free of flame wars and anything obscene.
Post Reply
User avatar
Markt3857
Posts: 1146
Joined: 29 Oct 2010, 19:02
Location: Rochford
Contact:

Artificial Grass

Post by Markt3857 » 05 Mar 2015, 11:51

hi everyone, long time no post! Our two girls are doing well....but we want to change our back garden around.

Two options, one is traditional grass which will get muddy and torn up by there racing around! However the alternative is artificial grass. The only thing stopping us at the moment is people saying how it gets so smelly with dogs urine. Anyone here have artificial grass and if so how do you deal with it with your doodle? We have neighbours both sides and at the bottom of our garden so obviously don't want to upset them

Cheers all hope all your doods are doing well
Mark, Kim, Briar & Marcie (the Cockapoo!)

Image

Image

Liz!!
Posts: 2099
Joined: 07 Oct 2012, 15:22

Re: Artificial Grass

Post by Liz!! » 06 Mar 2015, 00:30

Real grass has mud under for urine to soak away and the urine is washed away as well. Artificial grass is made of plastic - you probably have plastic items which have retained a 'smell'.

Not only that, the smell = bacteria. They are full of bacteria.

Give me a grass lawn, even if it's a bit muddy, any time!
Image
Lola is a UK Assistance Dog, trained to alert me for low blood sugar by Medical Detection Dogs (http://www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk)

Doodle Dee
Posts: 3346
Joined: 30 Dec 2012, 13:50
Location: Waltham Abbey
Contact:

Re: Artificial Grass

Post by Doodle Dee » 06 Mar 2015, 08:23

yes we looked into it and apparently artificial grass needs replacing every 8 or so years it isn't you lay it and forget about it. But also we had a new real lawn and have brown patches on it now as 'im indoors "wouldn't" train Lulu to do it in one place!
Lulu & Dx

ImageImage

Ruthio
Posts: 49
Joined: 16 Jul 2014, 22:08
Location: Broadstairs, Kent

Re: Artificial Grass

Post by Ruthio » 06 Mar 2015, 11:14

After Willow tracked mud everywhere this morning after doodle dashing, I'm seriously considering the same! Looks pricey tho :-(
Ruth & Willow

Image

Image

Image

iwantadog
Posts: 2873
Joined: 29 Sep 2008, 19:50
Location: Dorset

Re: Artificial Grass

Post by iwantadog » 08 Mar 2015, 17:21

We have artificial lawn back and front, it's the best thing we ever did. I don't know who told you that it smells when dogs pee on it, ours certainly doesn't. If you buy decent stuff and have it laid properly the urine soaks through into the ground just as it does in natural lawn. If you live anywhere near Poole you're welcome to come and see (and smell!) ours.

I wouldn't hesitate to get it done, ours looks great!
Image

ImageImageImageImageImageImage

User avatar
Markt3857
Posts: 1146
Joined: 29 Oct 2010, 19:02
Location: Rochford
Contact:

Re: Artificial Grass

Post by Markt3857 » 09 Mar 2015, 07:58

Thanks for all your comments, really appreciated.

@iwantadog If we lived Nr Poole then we would take you up on your offer to pop round! :-)

@ruthio Yes it is more expensive than real grass but we hate cutting the grass and it did get very muddy with doodle dashing etc!!
Mark, Kim, Briar & Marcie (the Cockapoo!)

Image

Image

Post Reply