June 07, 2023

Southwest Greens is excited to present a revolutionary breakthrough in eco-friendly infill for synthetic grass that is safe for pets: K9 Sand. This remarkable product not only boasts a 100% natural composition, but it’s also renewable and carbon-negative, actively removing more carbon from the atmosphere than is used for its extraction. Read on to discover more about K9 Sand for Metro New York pet turf!



The carbon-negative property has earned K9 Sand a prestigious negative carbon footprint certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). But this is just the tip of the iceberg of the benefits of implementing K9 Sand with your turf installation.

K9 Sand is recognized for its round, hard, and uniformly shaped grains, carefully selected to elevate performance (see Figure 1). Responsibly harvested from naturally found and sustainable deposits on the ocean shelf, K9 Sand ensures long-term ecological balance. Southwest Greens utilizes sustainable extraction practices, harvesting less than a small fraction of the total amount renewed each year. This commitment to preserving the environment ensures that our 100% organic and sustainable turf infill remains in harmony with nature.

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Figure 1: Grains of K9 Sand

Once you buy a bag of Southwest Greens' K9 Sand, you'll appreciate its tiny and uniform grain size, which makes installation effortless. The uniform and round shape of the grains creates tiny voids between neighboring particles, significantly enhancing water drainage. Moreover, the soft shape of K9 Sand lessens wear and tear on artificial grass fibers over time.

The hardness and dustless nature of K9 Sand guarantee a durable and reliable infill solution. But the advantages do not stop there — K9 Sand also keeps surface of the turf cool. Each grain of K9 Sand contains tiny pores that trap water. As the surface temperature rises, the water in these micro-pores is released, which provides natural cooling from evaporation and reducing the temperature by approximately 20°F compared to conventional turf infills. With its high bulk density (106 lbs per cubic foot), K9 Sand ensures maximum ballast, preventing wrinkling and maintaining an immaculate appearance.



When it comes to environmental safety and friendliness, K9 Sand stands head and shoulders above the competition. It is non-toxic, free from heavy metals and plastics, and embodies an unwavering dedication to the health of our planet. Even better, K9 Sand offers unique qualities that make it the optimal infill solution for Metro New York artificial grass for pets. It significantly reduces the odor of urine (see Figure 2).

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Figure 2: Volatilization of ammonia using K9 Sand vs. Silica Sand

The smell of urine results from the volatilization of ammonia. K9 Sand deals with this issue by stopping the breakdown of ammonia in urine. Additionally, K9 Sand inhibits the growth of bacteria, similar to other turf infills with germ-fighting additives (see Figure 3). These remarkable benefits are attained without the need for any additives or coatings — K9 Sand is simply obtained from the ocean, carefully cleaned, and shipped to your doorstep.

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Figure 3: ATCC 25922 test protocol results for determining microbial activity


With its renewable and carbon-negative nature, exceptional drainage capabilities, cooling effect, and pet-safe qualities, K9 Sand represents a game-changing choice for your artificial turf system. Experience the difference that Southwest Greens' commitment to quality and environmental responsibility can make in upgrading your outdoor spaces. Book a no-cost consultation today!