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 Post subject: Artificial Grass
PostPosted: 05 Mar 2015, 11:51 
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hi everyone, long time no post! Our two girls are doing well....but we want to change our back garden around.

Two options, one is traditional grass which will get muddy and torn up by there racing around! However the alternative is artificial grass. The only thing stopping us at the moment is people saying how it gets so smelly with dogs urine. Anyone here have artificial grass and if so how do you deal with it with your doodle? We have neighbours both sides and at the bottom of our garden so obviously don't want to upset them

Cheers all hope all your doods are doing well

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Grass
PostPosted: 06 Mar 2015, 00:30 
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Real grass has mud under for urine to soak away and the urine is washed away as well. Artificial grass is made of plastic - you probably have plastic items which have retained a 'smell'.

Not only that, the smell = bacteria. They are full of bacteria.

Give me a grass lawn, even if it's a bit muddy, any time!

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Grass
PostPosted: 06 Mar 2015, 08:23 
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yes we looked into it and apparently artificial grass needs replacing every 8 or so years it isn't you lay it and forget about it. But also we had a new real lawn and have brown patches on it now as 'im indoors "wouldn't" train Lulu to do it in one place!

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Grass
PostPosted: 06 Mar 2015, 11:14 
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After Willow tracked mud everywhere this morning after doodle dashing, I'm seriously considering the same! Looks pricey tho :-(

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Grass
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2015, 17:21 
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We have artificial lawn back and front, it's the best thing we ever did. I don't know who told you that it smells when dogs pee on it, ours certainly doesn't. If you buy decent stuff and have it laid properly the urine soaks through into the ground just as it does in natural lawn. If you live anywhere near Poole you're welcome to come and see (and smell!) ours.

I wouldn't hesitate to get it done, ours looks great!

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 Post subject: Re: Artificial Grass
PostPosted: 09 Mar 2015, 07:58 
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Thanks for all your comments, really appreciated.

@iwantadog If we lived Nr Poole then we would take you up on your offer to pop round! :-)

@ruthio Yes it is more expensive than real grass but we hate cutting the grass and it did get very muddy with doodle dashing etc!!

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