June 07, 2023

Southwest Greens is proud to present a revolutionary innovation in eco-friendly infill for artificial grass that’s safe for pets: K9 Sand. This remarkable product not only boasts a 100% organic composition, but it is also eco-conscious and carbon-negative, actively absorbing more carbon from the atmosphere than is used for its extraction. Read on to discover more about K9 Sand for Charlotte pet turf!



This carbon-negative feature 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 of the advantages of incorporating K9 Sand into your turf system.

K9 Sand is recognized for its uniformly round, hard grains, carefully picked to enhance performance (see Figure 1). Responsibly harvested from naturally existing and renewable deposits on the ocean shelf, K9 Sand ensures environmental sustainability. Southwest Greens utilizes eco-friendly extraction practices, harvesting less than 10% of the total amount renewed each year. This commitment to eco-consciousness ensures that our 100% environmentally friendly and sustainable turf infill remains in balance with nature.

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Figure 1: Grains of K9 Sand

Once you buy a bag of Southwest Greens' K9 Sand, you will appreciate its compact and uniform grain size, which makes installation a breeze. The round and uniform shape of the grains creates small gaps between neighboring particles, drastically boosting water drainage. Moreover, the gentle shape of K9 Sand reduces wear and tear on artificial grass fibers over time.

The hardness and dustless nature of K9 Sand guarantee a long-lasting and reliable infill solution. But the advantages do not stop there — K9 Sand also keeps the turf surface cool. Each grain of K9 Sand has microscopic openings that trap water. As the surface temperature rises, the water in these tiny pores is released, which allows evaporative cooling and reducing the temperature by approximately 20°F compared to typical turf infills. With its premium bulk density (106 lbs per cubic foot), K9 Sand ensures maximum ballast, preventing wrinkling and maintaining a pristine appearance.



When it comes to caring for the environment, K9 Sand stands at the forefront of the competition. It’s non-toxic, free from heavy metals and plastics, and embodies an uncompromising commitment to the health of our planet. Moreover, K9 Sand offers distinctive features that make it the optimal infill solution for Charlotte 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 addresses this issue by inhibiting the breakdown 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 obtained without the need for any additives or coatings — K9 Sand is simply extracted from the ocean, carefully cleaned, and delivered to your doorstep.

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


With its sustainable and carbon-negative nature, exceptional drainage properties, cooling effect, and pet-safe qualities, K9 Sand represents a groundbreaking choice for your artificial turf system. Experience the difference that our commitment to quality and green practices can make in elevating your outdoor spaces. Book a no-cost consultation today!