When considering options for your lawn in Los Angeles, Irvine, Orange County, and surrounding areas in California, one great option is to choose artificial grass, especially if you’re a pet owner.

Fake turf offers many benefits for dogs and pets, including better drainage, less danger, and more. Here are some reasons why pet owners should think about installing artificial turf in their lawns.

Fake Grass Eliminates Poisonous Plants & Places for Insects to Live

When pets go outside, they are naturally inclined to sniff around and investigate their surroundings. In real grass, this can lead to health concerns from both poisonous plants and hazardous insects such as fleas and ticks.

According to the SPCA of Los Angeles, common poisonous plants in our area that can negatively affect pets include:

  • Oleander
  • Nightshade
  • Pokeweed
  • Jimson weed
  • English ivy
  • Honeysuckle
  • Morning glory
  • Mushrooms

Pets are prone to chewing on these types of plants and thus can be poisoned by them. When artificial turf is installed in your yard, this gives them a safe space to run and play without the worry of being exposed to these plants.

Another issue pets can encounter in a yard with real grass is running into insects that could harm them in some way. These insects include fleas, ants, wasps, and others. They could also end up with spider bites or tick bites, which can lead to further complications.

Fake grass provides a hazard-free area for dogs and pets to play in and enjoy the outdoors.

Superior Drainage Keeps Dogs & Pets Clean & Protects Your Home from Muddy Messes

This terrier in Irvine, CA enjoys his lawn of artificial grass.

At ProGreen Synthetic Turf, we have created an artificial turf that boasts superior drainage of up to 400 inches of water per hour. That means your yard will dry out much more quickly after a rainstorm or when it is sprayed down to clean off pet waste. Your pet’s waste will clean off easily from our fake turf and you also won’t have to worry about your pet tracking mud into your home from your yard with fake grass laid down.

Artificial Grass Protects Pets from Harmful Chemicals

When you have a yard with real grass, it requires a lot of general maintenance to keep the grass healthy. Lawn care tasks such as routine fertilization, weed control, insecticide, and fungicide need to be applied throughout the year to ensure optimal lawn health.

These chemicals are usually unsafe for pets and pet owners usually have to figure out other options for 2-3 days while the chemicals dissipate into the soil.

With fake grass, the need to use harmful chemicals on your lawn is eliminated. ProGreen’s synthetic turf stays green in every condition and is always cool to the touch to protect pet paws.

Are you thinking about adding fake grass to your yard?

At ProGreen Synthetic Turf, we have great options for your home when it comes to synthetic turf. Our turf is even rated for safety from fall-related injuries. With our superior drainage, cool to the touch fibers, and soft turf, our products are perfect for pets and dogs to use for play surfaces.

Contact us today at (424) 835-7760 to learn more about the products we offer and to speak with one of our authorized area dealers. We can install our low-maintenance turf that is also pet-friendly for homes all throughout the greater Los Angeles area, including Orange County, Irvine, Santa Clarita, and more.