June 07, 2023

Southwest Greens proudly presents a cutting edge breakthrough in organic infill for artificial turf that’s safe for pets: K9 Sand. This amazing product not only boasts a 100% organic composition, but it is also sustainable and carbon-negative, actively absorbing more carbon from the atmosphere than is used for its extraction. Read on to find out more about K9 Sand for Asheville 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 when it comes to the benefits of implementing K9 Sand with your turf system.

K9 Sand is well known for its round, hard, and uniformly shaped grains, carefully picked to enhance performance (see Figure 1). Responsibly harvested from naturally found and renewable deposits on the ocean shelf, K9 Sand ensures environmental sustainability. Southwest Greens utilizes sustainable extraction practices, harvesting less than a minimal percentage of the total amount renewed each year. This commitment to environmental stewardship ensures that our 100% natural 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 our K9 Sand, you will appreciate its small and uniform grain size, which makes installation effortless. The round and uniform shape of the grains creates tiny spaces between neighboring particles, significantly enhancing 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 don't end there — K9 Sand also keeps the turf surface cool. Each grain of K9 Sand has micro-pores that trap water. As the surface temperature rises, the water in these microscopic openings is released, which provides cooling through evaporation and reducing the temperature by approximately 20°F compared to conventional turf infills. With its high bulk density (106 lbs/ft³), K9 Sand ensures ideal ballast, preventing wrinkling and maintaining a flawless appearance.



When it comes to eco-conscious practices and sustainability, K9 Sand stands head and shoulders above its competition. It is 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 perfect infill solution for Asheville 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

The smell of urine results from the volatilization of ammonia. K9 Sand deals with this issue by stopping the hydrolysis of ammonia in urine. Additionally, K9 Sand suppresses 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 extracted from the ocean, thoroughly cleaned, and shipped 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-friendly features, K9 Sand represents a innovative 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!