What do you do if your dog urinates on your artificial putting greens in Las Vegas? First, don’t panic. You can fix it. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean dog urine from artificial grass that you can follow to get rid of the smell and the stain.
1. Blot, don’t rub
After you discover that your dog has urinated on the surface of your putting greens in Las Vegas, stop all activity and leave the area. (You don’t want to drive the smell deeper into the fibers.)
Then, gently blot up as much of the dog urine as possible using a dry cloth or paper towel. (The more you rub, the deeper the smell will become embedded in your artificial putting green.)
2. Act quickly
Douse the affected area with water in order to dilute both the bacteria and urine as much as possible.
3. Saturate the stain with vinegar
After the affected area has been watered down, spray (or pour) white distilled vinegar onto your Las Vegas artificial grass to further dilute and break up both the bacteria and the urine in the carpet. You can also use one quart of water mixed with ½ cup of baking soda instead of vinegar.
4. Let it air dry
Allow the area to air dry. If you have a wet/dry vacuum, use it to extract as much moisture as possible.
5. Repeat the process
Repeat the cleaning process if necessary. Don’t let your pet back on the putting green until it’s completely dry.
6. Use an enzymatic cleaner
Once all traces of the dog urine have been removed, soak the area with an enzymatic cleaner to destroy any remaining bacteria.
FAQs about Artificial Grass from Dog Urine
What if vinegar doesn’t work?
If you don’t have white distilled vinegar at home, use one quart of water mixed with ½ cup of baking soda instead. If neither vinegar nor baking soda works, try hydrogen peroxide or a solution made from equal parts of water and 3%–6% ammonium hydroxide. (Ammonia is a base that works well in combination with vinegar.)
What if my dog has diarrhea?
Hose down the surface with water to remove as much of the waste as possible. Then spray or pour white distilled vinegar onto the affected area and let it air dry.
Will dog pee damage artificial grass?
No. If you follow the steps above, your artificial putting green should be just fine.
How often should I clean my artificial putting green?
Although you probably won’t need to clean it frequently, you’ll still want to hose down the surface of your artificial putting green with water (or wipe it down with white vinegar) at least once a month to remove any dust, dirt or other debris.
What if I don’t notice the dog pee right away?
Even if you don’t spot it right away, your dog’s urine can still take its toll on your artificial grass installation in Las Vegas by damaging both the fibers and the backing of the carpet. To prevent further damage, clean the affected area as soon as possible.