It’s common knowledge that artificial grass and pets, specifically dogs, are a perfect match. We have covered the many benefits of artificial grass for dogs countless times on this website and the blog. One thing we have not covered, however, is how installing artificial turf in your doggie daycare facility can actually increase your business.
Is artificial turf easier to maintain? Yes. Will it help reduce maintenance costs? Of course. Will the dogs love it? Absolutely. But, how do any of these benefits equate to increased business? Apparently, there are many advantages to artificial turf in the doggie daycare application that the average person would not consider. Luckily, we stumbled upon a very interesting article from the owner of a South Florida facility who shared just how artificial grass grew his business 250%.
Curb Appeal: Immune to the changes of the seasons and unaffected by variances in rainfall, artificial grass stays green and beautiful all year long. Passersby and customers will always be greeted by an inviting, eye-catching play area that will draw attention for all the right reasons and none of the negative ones.
Mud: Natural grass means mud, which means a lot of problems. Not only do the animals get dirty, but so do the employees and the facility. Plus, dogs love to dig in the mud. Needless to say, animals are usually confined indoors for hours or even a whole day after a storm in order to prevent exposure to mud. Pet owners will flock to a facility that can give their dogs more outside play time where mud is not a factor.
Natural Grass: Natural grass itself can cause many problems for pets. For starters, grass is where ticks and fleas thrive. As John says in his article, “If your facility gives a client’s dog fleas, you can bet they probably won’t be back.” In addition, some dogs have an allergic sensitivity to grass that causes redness and irritation. Synthetic turf is hypoallergenic for everyone, meaning all of the guests at your facility will be able to enjoy outdoor time.
If you are tired of dealing with the multitude of issues natural grass causes your doggie daycare facility, contact us for more information about ProGreen’s pet turf. We have two exceptional products specifically designed for dogs, including our new K9 Champion, which was featured in one of Zak George’s dog training videos. ProGreen pet products have been installed in dog boarding facilities across the country, including Camp Bow Wow, The Doggie Chalet, Zen Dog and many more.