Nylon grass is pricey but easy for pet owners to maintain
The grass is always green at Bella's Bistro.
fenced area, covered in synthetic grass, is run - quite literally - by
Bella, a 15-month-old Scottish terrier.
"It's perfect. She runs
out there and comes in and out of the house, but doesn't bring any mud
inside," says Bella's owner, Jackie Marconet of Glendale.
Last spring, Marconet and her husband, Bob, created the "bistro" for their rambunctious new pup.
Once reserved for ball fields and golf courses, polyethylene/nylon grass has gone to the dogs.
low-maintenance but expensive grass - $6-$10 per square foot - is just
as popular for dog-worn yards as high-traffic areas such as
playgrounds, and is nearly indistinguishable from the real thing, even
"They can still take care of business" but won't do
a number on the lawn, says Robert Zielinski, owner of Buckeye Putting
Greens in West Chester Township and Springboro.
Zielinski installed Mirage Turf Systems' Kentucky bluegrass-style turf in the Marconets' yard.
dog owners like the Marconets still need a pooper-scooper, liquid waste
trickles into the soil and washes away with rain or a hose.