June 07, 2023

Southwest Greens is proud to present a revolutionary innovation in eco-friendly infill for synthetic turf that is safe for pets: K9 Sand. This amazing product not only boasts a 100% natural composition, but it is also renewable and carbon-negative, actively absorbing more carbon from the atmosphere than is used for extracting it. Read on to discover more about K9 Sand for Greenwich pet turf!



The carbon-negative feature has earned K9 Sand a prestigious negative carbon footprint certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). But that is only the beginning regarding the advantages of using K9 Sand in your turf system.

K9 Sand is recognized for its uniform hard, round grains, carefully selected to improve performance (see Figure 1). Responsibly harvested from naturally occurring and regenerative deposits on the ocean shelf, K9 Sand ensures sustainability. Southwest Greens utilizes sustainable extraction practices, harvesting less than 10% of the total amount renewed each year. This commitment to preserving the environment ensures that our 100% natural and sustainable turf infill remains in balance 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 tiny and uniform grain size, which makes installation a piece of cake. 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 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 don't end there — K9 Sand also helps to keep surface of the turf cool. Each grain of K9 Sand contains tiny pores that hold water. As the surface temperature rises, the water in these tiny pores is released, which provides natural cooling from evaporation and reducing the temperature by approximately 20°F compared to conventional turf infills. With its premium bulk density (106 pounds per cubic foot), K9 Sand ensures maximum ballast, preventing wrinkling and maintaining a flawless appearance.



When it comes to caring for the environment, K9 Sand stands at the forefront of its competition. It’s non-toxic, has no heavy metals and plastics, and embodies an unyielding devotion to the well-being of our planet. Additionally, K9 Sand offers special characteristics that make it the ideal infill solution for Greenwich artificial grass for pets. It effectively minimizes 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 stopping the hydrolysis of ammonia in urine. Additionally, K9 Sand inhibits the growth of bacteria, similar to other turf infills with bacteria-reducing additives (see Figure 3). These remarkable benefits are realized without the need for any additives or coatings — K9 Sand is simply extracted from the ocean, meticulously cleaned, and delivered to your doorstep.

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


With its environmentally conscious and carbon-negative nature, exceptional drainage capabilities, cooling effect, and pet-friendly features, K9 Sand represents a innovative 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!