April 27, 2023

Being pet owners ourselves, we know how important it is to create a protected, comfortable, and clean environment for your furry friends to run around and relax on. That is why we've developed K9 Bolt Pet Turf and K9 Sand - an ideal solution for your pet's fake grass needs. In this article, we'll delve into the unique features of K9 Sand, which is the most environmentally safe and friendly turf infill on the market and offers a range of benefits for pets and pet owners. Read on to learn more!



One of the biggest concerns for pet owners when it comes to synthetic turf is the smell of urine and bacterial growth. With K9 Sand, you can wave farewell to those worries. Our unique infill solution minimizes the smell of urine by preventing the hydrolysis of ammonia, which is responsible for the awful odor (Figure 1).


 Results of Comprehensive Ammonia Testing

Figure 1: Volatilization of ammonia using K9 Sand vs Silica

K9 Sand stops the growth of bacteria thanks to its bacteria-killing properties. The best part? K9 Sand achieves all of this without any added coatings — it's simply sourced from the ocean, purified, and sent to your door, making it 100% natural.



We realize the value of maintaining a well-kept turf surface for your four-legged companions. That's why our K9 Pet Turf is equipped with our exclusive patented drainage system, which offers exceptional drainage for rain, water, and dog urine (Figure 2).

 Pet Turf Flowthrough

Figure 2: Chart showing the Southwest Greens Pet Turf Flow-Through Drainage System

The microscopic voids in the drainage system deter moisture from collecting on top of the backing, ensuring a tidy turf surface constantly. Say goodbye to stagnant water and unpleasant odors with K9 Pet Turf and its superior drainage capabilities.



It's vital that the infill in your artificial turf is non-toxic in case of your pet chews on it. With our product, you can have assurance knowing that it's not harmful if ingested, containing only natural minerals and elements. In fact, K9 Sand is made of calcium carbonate, which is perfectly safe for your pet to ingest. Your pet's safety is our main priority, and K9 Sand meets the highest standards for pet-friendly artificial turf.



Artificial turf for pets can become hot, especially during the hot weather. But with K9 Sand, you don't have to worry about your pet's paws getting uncomfortably hot. Each grain of K9 Sand contains tiny holes that trap water, which is then dispersed as the surface temperature gets hotter, providing cooling. As a result, K9 Sand helps keep the turf's surface temperature approximately 20°F cooler than standard turf infill, creating a refreshing and comfortable surface for your pets to enjoy.



At Southwest Greens of Illinois, we understand the specific needs of pet owners when it comes to fake grass. That's why we've developed Pet Turf and K9 sand - the perfect solution for creating a pet-friendly oasis in your outdoor space. With K9 Sand's odor reduction, bacterial resistance, superior drainage, environmentally friendly material, and cooling properties, you can count on that you're providing the best for your furry friends. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our Pet Turf and K9 Sand.