Choosing to have artificial grass or turf over a conventional grass lawn is becoming increasingly popular for yards, dog runs, and play areas. It is a great option to keep your yard looking green year-round, no matter the climate, and has easier maintenance options that don’t require cutting and landscaping regularly.
Artificial turf is also a great option for those that are looking for safer options for both your furry friends and the little ones running around the yard. Although there has been speculation in the past about possible lead exposure in artificial turf, after more research and agreements made with turf manufacturers, this does not pose a threat. Unlike conventional grass, turf does not need chemicals to treat the lawn such as fertilizer and weed killer, meaning that there is less exposure for those that are playing on the lawn.
Choosing a turf brand that is durable and high quality is important as there are many brands that fit different wants and needs. We pulled together some of the top brands to give you insight into what to look for!
Brands to Consider
TigerTurf is a great option for areas that are going to have high traffic. It has a brown thatch layer and triple binding, which allows for durability. This is also going to be a great option if you are wanting turf that looks realistic. This is a turf that was made for a wide range of uses, making it a great option for families with dogs.
K9Grass is made for high dog traffic areas, such as a dog run. This turf will not need infill, as it is made with Flow-ThroughTM backing and premium materials. It comes in two colors- Summer green and turf green- so you to decide what looks best for your needs. K9Grass is a heavy duty turf that is meant for areas that need a dense option.
This is made for yards that are going to get a wide amount of use. The turf blades are a little longer and are “U” shaped, so they still look great after lots of use. Any dog size and traffic from light to heavy will be great for this turf brand. This has two color options in Emerald Green and Olive Green, so they look very realistic as well.
EnvyPet was made to handle any level of traffic. Whether it’s the kids and puppies playing in the yard, or intense agility training and dog runs. It is hypoallergenic, stain resistant, and antimicrobial, making it a great option for any use in your yard.
Turf is a great option to keep your yard looking great no matter what the traffic level is and also keeping your family and pets safe from chemicals and bacteria. Overall it is a safer option when looking in to deciding what kind of ground to use in your yard, and the maintenance is manageable for all. Choose turf for a long lasting yard that will fit all your wants and needs for years to come.