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peterjamesgoodson says:

I have a very successful artificial lawn BUT my little dogd

wee on it and it sometimes smells.
I have bought Jeyes Fluid but on reading the tin it seems it may not be the right thing?

Does anyone have any experience of using Jeyes Fluid on artificial grass please?

Peter

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,087

    THIS IS A GARDENING FORUM. ARTIFICIAL GRASS?image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Pansy there is no need to be rude. For some who struggle with time, mobility, shocking soil with a tendency to flood, artificial grass may be the very thing that gets them out into the garden!

    Peter: I would advise that you contact the supplier of your grass. Not knowing it's chemical composite means I'd not want to risk using anything that would damage it. 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,849

    A good soaking with a hosepipe should shift most things. If your dog uses one particular corner, then a bucket of water a day , at the end of the day, would keep the smell down.

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  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,968

    I think it is a little harsh to condemn somebody's choice of artificial turf without knowing anything about their personal circumstances. Wouldn't be my choice - but I don't have to use a wheelchair, I have time to cut a lawn, I have space to store a lawnmower, I can afford to buy a lawn mower, I like gardening etc etc

    To answer the question I would hesitate to use Jeyes fluid anywhere in the garden. It's quite nasty stuff, not great for the environment & will leave your turf smelling like a particularly dodgy public toilet.

    I would go with a really good hose down per Fidget's suggestion. If there are any particularly dodgy areas perhaps a scrub with some heavily diluted biological washing powder / liquid or even some carpet cleaner. 

    Clari is right that the best people to advise are the manufacturers of the turf. Failing that I just would treat it a bit like a carpet.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,087
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,849

    I would try and train the dog to go on a certain area, then keep flushing that area. Using anything strong smelling like jeyes fluid might just send the dog all over it instead.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,968

    In case anybody didn't follow Pansy's last link - it was basically a reminder that Jeyes fluid is highly toxic for cats & probably not much better for dogs and other small animals. Therefore not recommended for areas feequented by animals.

    If you want a disinfectant which is safe around animals consult a vet for advice. In the cattery we used Trigene which is fine around cats and I would think is ok round dogs but check first.

    Never use phenol based products in areas frequented by cats.

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,019

    Wouldn't water with some washing up liquid do the job well enough? Surely it would be done every day if you have a dog too. image

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  • Hey there, I used it on mine albeit very diluted as I had the same problem. I diluted a cap full in a 10litre watering can, tried it on a scrap of off cut first and left it in the sun for two days. The jeyes has no effect on the quality or colour at all but not sure if it’s a long term solution.
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