Grass awns are tiny sharp bristles at the end of wheat, rye and similar grasses. If your yard has grass, it probably hides these nasty nuisances. Don’t be surprised if you spot them stuck on your dogs’ fur when they come in from playing outside. The great news is that you can have a lush, pristine lawn that doesn’t have any harmful grass awns. Just invest in an artificial grass installation in Sacramento.
How Do Grass Awns Injure Dogs?
Grass awns are hard to see and they can hide under tall grasses when they fall off the ends. It’s easy for dogs to brush against or step on them.These awns are hard to remove from fur because they have tiny barbs. You’ll need tweezers or a small pair of pliers to remove them safely.
Grass awns pierce into the skin, then burrow deeply into the tissue, which is very painful.
The barbs on a grass awn make them almost impossible to swallow. So if your dogs do ingest or inhale one, it’s likely that it will get stuck in their throat or stomach.Moreover, the sharp points of the awns can puncture holes into any organs they encounter, which can lead to life-threatening issues.
How Artificial Grass Protects Dogs From Grass Awns
An artificial grass installation in Sacramento is synthetic, so it doesn’t grow awns like natural grass. That means you don’t have to worry about your dogs coming home with spiky stowaways when they play on your synthetic lawn.
Unfortunately, grass awns can still end up in your synthetic lawn from birds or critters or when the wind blows them there.Luckily, it’s easy to remove them from artificial grass! Just hose down the turf regularly with a pressure that’s strong enough to rinse spaces between grass blades.Artificial grass has great drainage and zero dirt. So you don’t have to worry about creating puddles or muddy patches.
Moreover, unwanted plants—including wild grasses—can’t break through turf’s dense, tough weave. That means there won’t be any awn-producing plants popping out in your artificial turf in Sacramento.
Other Dog Hazards That Artificial Grass Removes
Your yard could be hiding other things that can injure your dogs. Fortunately, covering the area with synthetic turf can get rid of them. Here are some of them:
- Insect Bites
- Sharp Rocks
- Harmful Weeds
- Toxic Lawn Chemicals
Keep Your Yard Awn-Free With an Artificial Turf Installation in Sacramento
We know that you’re looking for a way to make your yard a haven for your dogs. And we have the solution here at Sacramento Artificial Grass Experts
We offer pet-friendly artificial grass products that can also pet-proof your yard. Our installation services are also top-notch. So you can rest assured that we’ll get the job done right.