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    ARTIFICIAL TURF???

    My small yard is officially dirt.  I have a dog, Fresno has a serious water shortage, and the time and cost of creating a beautiful lawn, only to have the dog "christen" it, seems "preposterous".  I can't justify the excessive water to get it going, either. 


    I got an estimate for a pet-resistant artificial turf today and am very interested in going this route.  


    The stuff has a 15 year manufacturer's warranty, is recyclable, safe and recommended for pet owners, and there is a "non-toxic" compound that absorbs the smell of urine/feces.  Cleaning up after the dog would be simple. 


    Any thoughts?  No mowing, fertilizer, watering...

    +3  Views: 1368 Answers: 1 Posted: 6 years ago

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    Wow, I can't even imagine what a water shortage must be like and of course, with snow in the winter time here, "turf" is something unimaginable. I hate to see artificial turf along with miles of paved parking lots, becoming the "norm" in our countries but I guess it's an alternative that you have to consider. Have you spoken with anyone who has it?

    Bob/PKB

    No. Good idea. The guy gave me a list of addresses where the company has installed their turf for reference. I can check "Angie's List" for accolades (or otherwise). Consumer Reports might have an article to help me, too.
    Thanks for the suggestion, Ducky! Better do my homework on this investment.
    Ducky

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    I'd probably want to go there and take a look at it, especially if they've had it for a few years. (Don't go alone in case it's a nut bar friend of the installer! :)
    Bob/PKB

    I'll be the nut bar, doing a drive-by all over town!~!!!
    Ducky

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    Oh, I never thought of that viewpoint. Maybe if you were cruising in front of my yard, I might call the police. lol
    Bob/PKB

    I thought you invited me for coffee?
    Ducky

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    Don't play innocent with me. :)
    Bob/PKB

    Sheesh already


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