How Does Infill Affect the Quality of Your Pet Turf?

September 26, 2023

Artificial grass is an excellent solution for Phoenix, AZ, pet owners looking for a landscaping alternative that is low-maintenance and pet-friendly. With synthetic turf, there’s no dirt, mud, digging, or brown patches to worry about — just beautifully green grass all year long.

When shopping for pet turf, however, it’s important to choose the right infill to go along with your synthetic grass installation. There are many different infill options available, each with its own unique benefits for you and your pup’s needs. Here are a few ways the right infill can help complement your pet-friendly synthetic turf yard.

Cooler Surfaces

All Phoenix, AZ, residents know how scorching hot it can get year-round, and these extreme temperatures can leave your pets uncomfortable — or even in danger of burns. While synthetic grass remains cooler to the touch than natural grass, choosing the right pet turf products can also help further reduce surface temperatures to keep your pup safe and comfortable outside.

At SGW Arizona, we offer solutions for keeping your family cool and comfortable through TigerCool turf products and specialized infill. TigerCool utilizes heat-reflective technology to keep surface temperatures up to 15 percent cooler, and by adding specialized infill, you can reduce your turf grass’ surface temperatures even further.

Prevents Odors

One of the biggest concerns for pet owners when it comes to landscaping is odor buildup that can result from pet waste and urine. This not only makes your backyard less pleasant to use, but it can also be harmful to the health of your pets and your family. Luckily, there are several infill options that absorb and neutralize the ammonia in pet waste, preventing odors at their source.

Pet-safe antimicrobial infill products such as Envirofill work to eliminate odor-causing bacteria at their source. Made up of green silicone dioxide granules, Envirofill is very popular for synthetic turf lawns where the transmission of bacteria is a concern, such as pet-friendly applications or playgrounds. Envirofill utilizes Microban technology, which has been scientifically proven to disrupt the bacteria process that converts pet urine into ammonia odor. While remaining non-toxic and pet-safe, Envirofill significantly reduces pet urine odors by up to 99 percent, so you can enjoy a clean and fresh lawn year-round while your pets still get to enjoy plenty of time outdoors.

Enhances Durability

Dog owners know all too well that their furry friends can be hard on lawns. While traditional grass often struggles to withstand doggy roughhousing, synthetic grass is designed to be durable and resilient. However, infill plays a vital role in ensuring the longevity of your pet turf.

Different kinds of infill can provide different levels of cushioning support, so the right infill will help keep your pup comfortable while also helping the turf grass last longer and withstand heavy wear and tear. Infill is also necessary for keeping the turf backing down and holding blades upright, so maintaining infill levels with a high-quality infill product will prevent your pet turf from wrinkling, ripping, lifting, or otherwise becoming damaged prematurely. If you want your pups to be able to run to their hearts’ content without ruining your synthetic grass lawn prematurely, purchasing the right infill product from your synthetic turf seller is crucial.

If you need help finding the best infill product for your project’s unique needs, SGW Arizona can help. Synthetic Grass Warehouse has been an industry-leading artificial turf manufacturer for more than 20 years, helping distributors, installers and homeowners alike with all of their artificial grass installation needs. We have one of the biggest inventory selections in the industry, so we can help you find the perfect artificial turf products for your Phoenix, AZ, home or business. Plus, all SGW Arizona artificial turf products are backed by a 10-year manufacturer warranty, so you can rest assured that your synthetic grass will last you for years to come. To find out more about artificial grass wholesale or to receive guidance with your next turf grass installation, contact your nearest SGW Arizona facility today.

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