Is artificial grass suitable for pets?
When you have pets, the first priority is that your grass carpet can resist intensive use. Especially dogs love to play and romp around on artificial turf. Not a problem with Royal Grass®. Artificial grass of Royal Grass® has been provided with a double backing and fibres that are highly resilient and wear-free. This means that playing dogs on your artificial grass from Royal Grass® are absolutely no problem.
Cats and dogs can sometimes get a little too excited and may have a little accident on the artificial grass. Fortunately, this is also no problem. Urine and excrement don’t leave permanent stains and aren’t harmful for the artificial turf. So, there’s no need for you to keep cats and dogs out of your garden. From a hygienic point of view, it is advisable to rinse the spot immediately with some lukewarm water. Most of the time this is sufficient to prevent the smell of urine. Should a urine odor in your garden bother you, there are products to combat a penetrant urine odour. For example, you can clean the artificial turf with a mixture of water and white vinegar. There are also various biodegradable products for sale, specifically developed to remove the smell of cat and dog pee. These anti-urine sprays are for sale in garden centres and pet shops. In addition, you can use odour neutralising granules.
Why spread sand on artificial grass?
Decorative artificial grass has long blades ranging in height from 25mm to 45mm. Such blades of grass need support in order to stand up straight. In products without a thatch (synthetic moss or root zone), this is achieved with the help of a layer of sand approx. 2cm deep.
Using sand fill has a number of benefits. These benefits apply to all types of artificial grass, either with or without thatch.
One of the sand’s functions is to weigh down the artificial grass. The extra weight means that the grass stays in place and doesn’t need to be fixed in any other way.
The sand provides stability and protects the turf. As a result, no wrinkles or folds develop through use.
The sand also surrounds the long blades of artificial grass and ensures that they remain erect.
An additional benefit of filling with sand is that it helps make the grass more fire resistant, for example in case the barbecue is knocked over onto the grass.
Whichever type of artificial grass you choose, we would advise you always to use sand fill (except for indoor use). Ultimately, it increases the lifespan of the artificial grass.
How should artificial grass be maintained?
Cleaning: It is important to keep artificial turf clean. Remove any leaves, weeds and other debris immediately.
Brushing: The grass fibres tend to lay flat after usage. Periodically raking or brushing the fibres will remedy this.
Blowing away leaves: Keep the artificial turf clean using a normal leaf blower or vacuum cleaner blower. But make sure the sand in sand-filled artificial turf does not blow away.
Weed control: Keeping the artificial turf clean will prevent weed growth. Weeds can be easily removed by plucking, brushing or raking the grass. Make sure weeds are removed before they can take root, especially along the edges of the turf. A number of environmentally friendly products can be purchased at home improvement centres and garden centres that kill algae, moss and weeds directly. If the instructions are followed carefully, the artificial turf will not suffer any damage.
Chlorine: Artificial turf made with polyamide fibres (PA) may not come into contact with chlorine products, as this can discolour the fibres.
Can artificial grass be repaired?
Suppose something happens accidentally with my artificial grass, is repair possible? Such as replacing a melted patch?Fortunately it is not common, but the greatest risk of damage is related to heat, causing melting spots on the grass.Any damage to artificial grass can be repaired. The damaged piece of artificial turf is cut out and replaced by a new piece. It is therefore advisable to save any remnants of Royal Grass® left over after installation. These can be used for any repairs.You must be aware of the fact that used artificial grass will look differently than new turf, even when it is the same product. You can compare this with normal carpet. A repair usually remains visible. Over time, this difference will be less and less visible.
Is ROYAL GRASS® Suitable for small children?
Royal Grass® is nice and soft. Small children will enjoy playing and crawling on it. And after a downpour, Royal Grass® will not remain wet for long. Also artificial grass isn’t slippery when wet. After a short time, the kids can go out again and play, and you won’t have to worry about them getting muddy or wet. And artificial grass and the sand filler are absolutely harmless, even if eaten by small children.
Is ROYAL GRASS® harmful if swallowed accidentally?
No, neither the artificial grass nor our special filler sand is harmful to children or animals in any way.
Is artificial grass fire proof?
Open fire and hot objects must be avoided on artificial grass. Royal Grass is made of high-grade synthetic fibres that do not catch fire but that will melt when coming into contact with hot objects. With normal use you don’t have to worry about your artificial lawn catching fire.
Does artificial grass heat up in the sun?
Artificial grass has many benefits but indeed one drawback. It does heat up in the sun. Natural grass has a cooling effect, artificial grass does not. Again the comparison with pavement, tiles, stone and indeed sand applies, as this also retains the sun’s heat.
However, artificial grass is very popular in countries with hot climates. The advantages of artificial grass – like water saving – does make up for the disadvantage of the higher temperature of the lawn.