June 07, 2023

Southwest Greens proudly presents a revolutionary breakthrough in natural infill for artificial turf that is safe for pets: K9 Sand. This remarkable product not only boasts a completely natural composition, but it’s also eco-conscious and carbon-negative, actively removing more carbon from the atmosphere than is required for its extraction. Read on to learn more about K9 Sand for Edmonton pet turf!



The carbon-negative property has earned K9 Sand a prestigious negative carbon footprint certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). But that's only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the advantages of implementing K9 Sand with your turf system.

K9 Sand is recognized for its uniform hard, round grains, carefully chosen to enhance performance (see Figure 1). Responsibly harvested from naturally occurring 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 environmental stewardship ensures that our 100% organic and eco-friendly turf infill remains in alignment with nature.

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Figure 1: Grains of K9 Sand

Once you get a bag of Southwest Greens' K9 Sand, you'll appreciate its compact and uniform grain size, which makes installation a breeze. The round and uniform shape of the grains creates tiny spaces between neighboring particles, drastically boosting water drainage. Moreover, the smooth shape of K9 Sand reduces 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 don't end there — K9 Sand also keeps surface of the turf cool. Each grain of K9 Sand is made up of micro-pores that hold water. As the surface temperature rises, the water in these micro-pores is released, providing cooling through evaporation and reducing the temperature by approximately 20°F compared to standard turf infills. With its premium bulk density (106 lbs per cubic foot), K9 Sand ensures optimal ballast, preventing wrinkling and maintaining an immaculate appearance.



When it comes to environmental safety and friendliness, K9 Sand stands at the forefront of its competition. It’s non-toxic, has no heavy metals and plastics, and embodies an unwavering dedication to the well-being of our planet. Even better, K9 Sand offers distinctive features that make it the optimal infill solution for Edmonton artificial grass for pets. It drastically decreases the odor of urine (see Figure 2).

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

Urine’s odor comes from the volatilization of ammonia. K9 Sand addresses this issue by inhibiting the hydrolysis of ammonia in urine. Additionally, K9 Sand inhibits the growth of bacteria, similar to other turf infills with anti-microbial additives (see Figure 3). These remarkable benefits are achieved without the need for any additives or coatings — K9 Sand is simply harvested from the ocean, carefully cleaned, and sent to your doorstep.

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


With its eco-friendly and carbon-negative nature, exceptional drainage capabilities, cooling effect, and pet-friendly features, K9 Sand represents a groundbreaking choice for your artificial turf system. Experience the difference that our commitment to quality and environmental responsibility can make in elevating your outdoor spaces. Book a no-cost consultation today!