The Ultimutt guide on how to clean artificial grass if you have a pet dog

Artificial grass is the pawfect solution for pet owners who want to maintain a neat and tidy garden lawn that looks good all year round. Urine does not stain it like traditional turf nor does it become discoloured by pet urine or faeces. No more muddy paws or patchy grass. But in order to keep it looking and smelling nice follow our 5 top tips for great cleaning advice below: General Care Scoop up solids If the grass becomes soiled by dirt or dog mess, always remove the bulk of the mess and then either hose down (easiest), spray with…

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Understanding and Calculating Artificial Grass Yarn

The higher the Dtex of a single grass filament, the thicker or wider the grass filament will be, which means better standing ability and increased wear resistance, so basically it will look better for longer. For example our Real Lux 30mm grass has a dtex of 14,400 and has 8 straight Polyethylene yarns and 8 curled PE yarns. So to work out the individual yarn dtex you divide the total dtex by the number of yarns. So each yarn has a dtex of 900. As the curled yarns are a high dtex PE, this helps with softness and recovery. A…

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Artificial Grass Tips for Dog Owners

Thinking of getting artificial grass for dogs? Follow our five handy tips below to avoid costly mistakes that can lead to a smelly lawn. In order of priority from most important to least essential but remember the smaller the lawn and the bigger the size and number of dogs the more important these aspects will be. 1. Knitted Backing A knitted backing like our Lux Pawrous drains 100 times faster than traditional hole-punched PU or latex-backed grass. Quicker drainage means a cleaner surface. The grass is the most important aspect if you use cheap grass you will have issues regardless…

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Pet Friendly Artificial Grass vs Synthetic Turf for Dogs

How pet friendly are artificial lawns? Whilst most good quality artificial turf manufactured in the EU/UK are pet friendly, meaning they are safe for pets to use and do not contain harmful metals or contaminants, they are not designed specifically for dogs. N.B. some Asian imported products may not have been as rigorously tested so aren't always suitable for pets due to the way they are manufactured and the materials they can include such as heavy metals. Products Most artificial grasses on the market advertised as pet friendly grasses, whether latex (SBR) or polyurethane (PU) backed, rely on punched holes…

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Leading Artificial Grass Supplier Launches New Website

Welcome to the new and improved Lux Lawns website, as one of the leading artificial grass suppliers and installers in the East Midlands and Yorkshire we have launched our new website where you can find out details product information on our Artificial Grass range including specifics on artificial grass for dogs/pets, putting greens and safety surfaces. Need details or a quote for artificial grass installation? Look no further than our artificial grass installation page which highlights are 5 installation stages to ensure you have the perfect artificial lawn. Have a question? Head on over to our artificial grass FAQs page…

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Is Kiln-dried Sand Needed for Landscaping Non-infill Artificial Grass?

There are a lot of misconceptions regarding whether landscaping artificial grasses require a sand dressing, as they have a curled thatch layer, some will say this negates the need for kiln-dried sand but just because they are labelled non-infill products, meaning they don't need to be infilled to the top like sports pitches, doesn't necessarily mean no kiln-dried sand whatsoever. Most grasses benefit from 5kg - 8kg per square metre depending on the pile height. Kiln-dried sand can often be called paving sand, silica sand or silver sand depending on the brand. There is also 2ew kiln-dried sand which is…

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How to Join Artificial Grass and Create the Perfect Seam

1. Unroll the two pieces of artificial turf side by side ensuring the pile runs in the same direction 2. Fold over the joining edges of each piece back approximately 1 foot 3. Cut a minimum of 3 rows of stitches back, cutting as close to the stitches as possible whilst taking care not to trim any grass yarns. (Try not to penetrate too far through the backing as this can also result in trimmed yarns) 4. Now unroll the jointing tape down the centre line of the join ensuring the shiny side is down and the rough side is up. Fix in place at either end with…

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Half Price Artificial Grass, Twice The Issues!

"But we can get the grass cheaper than that! " Is a phrase we come across often but with artificial grass you generally get what you pay for. Here we have two grasses on a heavily used play area on a public park. On the left we have a NON-EU grass that has low quality yarns that have split, this effectively causes it to become a grass mat – flat and lifeless. On the right is EU manufactured grass with better quality polyethylene yarns that have remained intact and are less prone to UV discolouration. All artificial grass will flatten…

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Artificial Grass for Dogs Start to Finish Video

Dogs love our fake grass and can run and roll-around without turning your garden into a mud bath making it a practical alternative to troublesome real grass! Naturally dog owners love it too, as there is very little maintenance and your lawn stays fresh and green all year round - guaranteed! Watch our start to finish video slideshow below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx--bj5m44I

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