National Greens is the premier pet artificial grass installation firm in Austin for good reason. We understand how much our clients love their dogs. That’s why we meticulously tailor every job specific to your pets’ breed, behavior and the area we have to work with around your home.
Our installers and designers constantly participate in continuing education programs and seminars to ensure we are utilizing the latest and best technology available throughout our processes. What separates National Greens from the competition is our in-house research on various dog breeds, pet ownership trends, and the spending habits of pet owners. Terms like “dog mom” are quickly replacing outdated, obsolete designations like “pet owner” and “dog owner.” Our dog and cats are family members. National Greens understands this dynamic and tailors our free consultations and estimates accordingly.
Cost is always one of the first questions asked during consultations. Although there is no universal answer to these inquiries, rest assured that National Greens provides the highest-quality products, world-class customer service, and timely delivery without breaking the bank. We know that you want the very best for your pets, while also maintaining and even improving the curb appeal of your home.
The COVID-19 pandemic completely changed the pet ownership landscape across the United States. A December 2022 Forbes Advisor survey found that 78% of all pet owners across the country acquired their first pet or additional ones from March 2020 forward. People who worked remotely were eight times more likely to acquire a pet than on-site essential workers from March 2020 to March 2021.
Dogs remain America’s favorite pet, with 45% of U.S. households owning at least one dog in 2022 versus 29% with a cat, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). About 43% of Texas households have dogs. Austin may be the dog owning capital in the state. A 2018 University of Texas analysis found 116 dogs and only 66 children in the 171 households surveyed in east Austin that year. Thus, Austin “families” are more likely to consist of a person and pets versus a couple and kids.
The Forbes data uncovered another trend – increased spending on pets. Dogs and cats have replaced children in many 21st century households; and pet owners are spoiling their four-legged children the same way they would the human versions. One of the best gifts for dogs that not only benefit them, but also your household overall, is artificial pet grass.
National Greens has nearly three decades of experience in everything artificial turf. You are supporting only U.S.-based companies, as all of our suppliers and materials are sourced domestically. All of our work is backed by extended warranties. One of our helpful customer service representatives is always eager to answer all of your questions both before and after installation.
Give us a call today at 866-475-2170 to discuss your options. You may also email us via the contact form on this page. One of our representatives will get back to you within 24 hours.
The most critical aspect of pet turf installation is fast drainage. Our Pet turf drains faster than 1000 inches per hour. The industry standard is 40 – 50 inches per hour because all other synthetic turf has a solid urethane backing with holes punched sporadically for drainage. This slows down the drainage process and creates storage pockets for urine and bacteria. This creates a highly unpleasant odor. Our pet turf can easily be washed and sterilized by natural occurring rain or manually with a water hose.
Drainage mat works well indoors and outdoor pet areas whether a concrete slab or compacted gravel base. Our drainage mat acts as a barrier to prevent urine from contaminating areas designated for pets. Synthetic pet turf lays on top of the drain mat. The weight of turf is supported by closely positioned raised knobs which creats a thin layer of air between turf and mat. This allows water to flow through turf and be directed to desired exit point. This system allows pet turf to be washed to avoid odor that exists in pet areas made with sod and other surfaces. Our pet applications can be washed and sterilized with a “Simple Green Pet deodorizer” available at Lowe’s or Home Depot”
“ENVIRO-FILL” is what National Greens’ installs on top of the fake pet grass which makes it washable and stops it from smelling bad. Non-professional artificial turf companies use plain silica sand which has microscopic chasms or voids within each grain of sand. Those spaces are where bacteria, mold, and smells grow rapidly. National Greens’ alternative to silica sand is Enviro-Fill. It’s spherical, round, like tiny little round marbles. This allows rain water to pass through it quickly and rinse all the waste through the pet turf application. If you have an indoor pet facility, a water hose can be used. A well planned drainage system is mandatory for small spaces, pet spas, veterinarian clinics, or pet relief areas at apartment complexes.
You see the signs in every dog park – “please pick up after your pets.” Most dog owners comply with these requests due to simple courtesy and respect for other dog lovers. But your dogs spend the vast majority of their lives in your backyard. And depending on the size of your yard, potential enclosures (fences), etc., there will be times when you forget about cleaning up. And as those memory lapses accumulate, so does the smell, even in outdoor environments. That is unless you treat your dogs to National Greens artificial pet grass.
All of our synthetic pet grass applications vary in installation process. It depends on the amount of traffic the pet area will have. High traffic pet areas come with our signature turf drainage mats directly underneath the surface. It creates a barrier between the compacted gravel base and the artificial turf. Liquid pet waste drains away from your yard, preventing long-term, protruding odors. The synthetic turf itself is topped with our Enviro-Fill™ fielding agent. Both solid and liquid waste can penetrate the tiny spaces in our competitors’ turf, causing mold and bacteria to form. Enviro-Fill™ provides yet another mitigation measure so you can simply rinse your artificial pet turf with a garden hose or allow the rain to clean it for you.
While chewing toys and rubber balls provide a lot of dogs hours of entertainment, there are others with habits we’d rather not deal with. Digging holes is an instinctual behavior in many dogs. Terriers are especially prone to this annoying habit. Dogs dig for many reasons. Some are seeking buried treasure (i.e. prey). Pregnant female dogs dig to provide their bellies some relief from the summer heat. Regardless, all that digging leaves your backyard looking very unsightly.
Dogs can’t dig through synthetic turf. It is highly-resistant to friction, and even maintains its bright green colors if your dog is persistent in trying to break through the material. Further, you will no longer have to worry about your dog being exposed to fleas and other pests while they roll around on the artificial turf in their cute, carefree way. You can also say goodbye to muddy paw prints on the kitchen linoleum, hardwood floors, carpet, etc. forever.
Rest assured, National Greens artificial pet turf is non-toxic and cannot harm your four-legged family members in any way, shape or form.