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    Does anybody have any experience with using astro-turf type ground cover in kennels or airing yards? We are redoing our yard as the wife is tired of seeing the brown bermuda grass in winter and the mud the dogs track in. Over seeding in rye is getting old and really doesn't seem to really improve things that much with the constant dog traffic. Wondering how the synthetics turfs held up with the dogs trying to dig; sanitation issues and deodorization; keeping it in place and not rolling up as the dogs run their laps; hair build up, etc. Any real difference in the cheap stuff and the spendier versions? While we are not yet on metered water, it is due to get here in a couple years, so was also wondering if it really takes less water or is it about a wash keeping it clean? Any other upside or downside?

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    $$$$$$$$$$ I can buy closure turf by Agru America(website) fairly cheap but you have to buy a full roll and it is t as dense as "Turf Grass" used in stadiums. I have a contact for that stuff to if you're pulling out of the retirement account. Donnie Jones is the VP of west coast and sells to All the NFL fields. He's a Monroe, Wa boy and friend.

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    Less expensive and DIY alternative is GrassPave.

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    Could be really hot during the summer, any turf I have been on radiates heat terrible.

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    Heat and wouldnt think that pee and poop would come out very well On top of the fact that the minute one of the dogs gets bored and starts chewing that stuff up!!!!! Thats a expensive chew toy!!
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    Here's the Grasspave- you can use it for gravel/sand too-

    http://www.invisiblestructures.com/grasspave2.html

    Cool stuff, works great to keep roots from getting trampled.

    http://www.agruamerica.com/prodclosureturf.htm

    You also have to consider your drainage and waterproofing under the turf. It's a fairly extensive process to properly install turf. If the subgrade gets wet under the membrane it will sink. Then, you have big puddles on top of the wet spot which start compounding the problem. There is a guy who is marketing Agru's turf for pet/home use. Can't think of the company name. He's had a booth at a few home shows and dog show. He doesn't know much about the product he's selling or, proper installations.
    Last edited by Paul "Happy" Gilmore; 10-08-2013 at 11:10 AM.

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