Even as the use of artificial grass is becoming more and more popular in residential landscapes, pet owners are now looking to install it for use in their dogs’ favorite place: the dog park. The reasoning behind this is simple: dogs like to lay on soft surfaces. Artificial grass provides them with exactly that – a surface that’s not only soft and easy on their joints but also one that doesn’t get impacted by weather conditions, such as harsh sunshine or water-logged ground.
While natural grass does provide dogs with something they’re comfortable laying on, it also poses several risks. First of all, natural grass can pose problems if your dog likes to dig. A dog’s claws can get stuck in the grass, with their paws possibly being harmed when they try to escape the hole they’re in. This risk is nonexistent on artificial surfaces, which are smooth and aren’t easily penetrated by your dog’s nails.