Question: Can dogs dig through artificial grass?

We have many customers calling to ask: can dogs dig up artificial turf? Rest assured: when installed correctly, your dog should not be able to dig up your synthetic grass. First, the turf itself is so high-quality that dogs cannot scratch the blades from the backing.

How do you stop a dog from digging in artificial grass?

Discourage Digging

You may put netting over your dog’s favorite dig spots, just to help break the habit. Or, you could flavor their favorite dig spot with pepper or citrus peels, which may also help break the habit.

How long does artificial grass last with dogs?

How long does artificial grass for dogs last? We have found that artificial grass for dogs lasts roughly 10 to 15 years.

What are the cons of artificial grass?


  • Odor build-up. Like natural grass, if you don’t clean up messes on artificial turf, they will fester. Certain types of infill are prone to holding odors, too.
  • Toxic run-off concerns. People used to be concerned that water run-off from crumb rubber infill might be harmful to families, pets, or the environment.

Does artificial grass smell when dogs pee?

So in theory, urine odour shouldn’t be a problem. However, when your dogs regularly use the lawn as their designated restroom, the urine builds up within the layers of the artificial grass. This causes a build-up of the organics that cause the nasty smells.

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Do weeds grow through artificial grass?

Although artificial grass has a higher resistance to weeds than natural turf, it’s still possible for weeds to grow around the edges or infrequently through small holes in the backing. Weeds can also grow through the infill, depending on the type of infill that has been used during the installation.

Is artificial grass a good idea?

It is clear that the pros of artificial grass far outweigh the cons. Artificial grass is low-maintenance, durable, pet-friendly, long-lasting, cost-effective, offers flexible design options, and will give you a green, vibrant space that you can enjoy all year round.

Does artificial grass drain well?

To answer this question quickly – yes – most artificial grass will be sewn onto a permeable backing of some kind or have drainage holes so that water can pass through it easily. So much so that in almost all cases, artificial grass is actually more effective at draining than conventional grass.

Does artificial grass get too hot for dogs?

In short, artificial grass will never become too hot for dogs to the point that it burns or injures them. A good quality artificial grass is designed to cool off quickly, with a thatch layer in between the grass blades to regulate temperature.