What is The Best Lawn for Dogs? - Lawn Solutions Australia

What is The Best Lawn for Dogs?

If you are a dog owner installing a new lawn, it is best to find a grass type that is best suited for them, as they are likely the ones who will be using the lawn the most. So, what is the best grass for dogs? Let’s take a look.

What is the Best Grass for Dogs?

Generally speaking, the best grass for dogs is TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda. TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda has an excellent wear tolerance and a speedy growth rate. So if it becomes damaged, it can repair quickly. TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda can repair itself quickly due to its above and below-ground runner system. So, if all the grass material above the surface is worn away, the grass can be repaired from its underground rhizome and runner system for quicker repair. TifTuf has a beautiful, soft, fine leaf that feels great underfoot and is the only turfgrass in Australia to be awarded with the Smart Approved Watermark for its super drought tolerance.

However, there are a few other factors you should consider when choosing a type of grass for your area, including how much sunlight the area receives and maintenance requirements.

tiftuf hybrid bermuda

What is The Best Grass for Dogs in Shaded Areas?

If your area is shaded, your best option for grass with pets will be either Sir Walter DNA Certified or Zoysia Australis. Both Zoysia Australis and Sir Walter DNA Certified have a good shade tolerance. They both need a minimum of 4 hours of direct light per day to thrive. However, it is important to note, if your area gets plenty of shade and will get getting lots of wear, the lawn will wear down a lot faster than an area that receives full sun.

shady lawn

As the TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda as a sun loving couch grass, it will need more light, a minimum of 5-6 hours per day to thrive.

What Is the Best Low-Maintenance Grass with Dogs?

If you are after a low-maintenance lawn, Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo and Zoysia Australis are great options to consider. These grasses have a moderate growth rate and good wear tolerance, needing only a modest amount of mowing.

Zoysia Australis

With grasses that are faster repairers, like TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda and Eureka Kikuyu, they will need more frequent mowing.

What Grass Should I Choose?

If you have a large dog or active smaller dogs who will frequently be using the area, our recommendation is to look at using a hard-wearing, fast-repairing grass like TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda.

If you have only one dog or a few dogs that are not quite as active, you will have a few more options to consider. Some good choices include Sir Walter DNA Certified, Zoysia Australis, TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda, and Eureka Kikuyu.

dog lawn

Which Grass is Best with Dog Urine Burns?

If your area does become affected by urine burn, using a grass with a fast-repairing nature will mean your lawn will get back to looking its best sooner. A grass like TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda or Sir Walter DNA Certified are ideal.

For more specific advice on choosing the best grass type for your area, have a chat with your local Lawn Solutions Australia member. You can find who your local members are here.

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