11.d. CC - Arroyo Grande

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11.d. CC - Arroyo Grande
MEMORANDUM
TO:
CITY COUNCIL
FROM:
ROBERT MC FALL, INTERIM CITY MANAGER
SUBJECT:
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION - AGENDA ITEM 11.d.
STATUS UPDATE AND CONSIDERATION FOR SHORT TERM AND
LONG TERM OPERATION OF ELM STREET PARK OFF-LEASH DOG
PARK
DATE:
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Attached is supplemental information relating to the subject agenda item, including
correspondence from Foreverlawn West, Inc., and product information on various types
of synthetic turf and artificial grass.
c:
City Attorney
Director of Recreation Services
City Clerk
Public Review Binder
S1~bject:
Why K9Grass for Dog Parks?
From: "Brian McGibbon" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, January 23, 2015 12:18 pm
To: <[email protected]>
Cc:. <[email protected]>
Hi John,
Rick asked me to send you this quick email. I understand you are considering a
2. 75 inch or 1. 75 inch pile unitary backed product for a dog park? That would be
similar to many of our products that we would use for landscaping, even if people
have a few dogs, fyi. That is a fine product for a back yard, I am sure.
However, for a dog park, this is why I do not recommend that sort of product:
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It is not designed for dogs. It is typical landscape turf.
MANY dogs on that type of turf will lead to A LOT of urine and fecal matter on the turf
The fecal matter has to completely qecompose before it can be "flushed" out of that backing·.
Fecal matter leads to bacteria, and possibly parvo and giardia.
The taller pile height allows for the fecal matter and urine to get trapped in the turf, and that also
leads to odors
Would you put a shag carpet in a kitchen? A bathroom around the toilet?
If you did put carpet in a kitchen or bathroom, it would be SHORT pile, and easy to clean up,
right?
K9Grass not only has an anti-microbial component, it is a short pile with a knit backing
Poop is easy to clean up off of K9Grass, but not off of taller pile height landscape turf.
Water and urine flushes through K9Grass knit backing immediately - even any poop not picked up
can be pushed through K9Grass with water pressure.
The unique knit construction of the K9Grass is unique to K9Grass.
K9GRASS is a NO INFILL product. The Turf International product will require sand and rubber, or
all sand.
Sand and rubber, or all sand, is just another place for fecal matter to get trapped.
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With K9Grass, if maintained and installed properly, you will not have odor issues. With
turf you will. ·
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Architects and designers of pet facili'ties always specify K9Grass.
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Any turf factory can claim a product is a "dog product." However, you have to examine the
products, run them under a faucet, and consider how many dogs will be on the turf.
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When you have problems with other turf, you will have regrets, and intelligent people with a little
internet searching will say "HOW COME WE DID NOT DO OUR PARK WITH THE RIGHT STUFF?!
WHY DIDN'~(WE 'USE K9GRASS?"
· Take a look at the backing and product here:
http://www.k9grass.com/prC?duct. html
The issues and reasons why that turf you have specified is wrong is the 'same
reason a shag carpet is wrong for a kitchen. It is simply THE WRONG FLOORING
MATERIAL FOR THE APPLICATION. It is a fine product for other applications, but
.not recommended for a dog park. Pretty and natural looking should not be
strong considerations. It has to be practical. Taller turf is not practical, especially
if dogs are using the turf as a potty or bathroom.
FQR A DOG PARK - The Kentucky Blue 1. 75" pile is not practical. IT IS TOO
TALL, WRONG BACKING, and will hold odor and bacteria. However, if it is an
exercise yard only, and NOT USED AS A GIANT DOG POTTY - then it and plenty
of products may work, especially if they have stronger yarns that can handle the
heavy traffic of dogs.
Let me know if you have_ an~ questions.
We appreciate your interest in Field of Green and ForeverLawn - Grass Without
Limits.
Thank you,
Brian McGibbon
www.FieldofGreen.com
CL# 837501 C27 C61/D12
Field of Green, Inc.
Foreverl.awn West, Inc.
866.369.GRASS ( 4727)
Office: 209.833.7877
Fax: 209.833.7833
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Secondary Backing: 22 oz Polyurethane per sq yd
Status: Active
Roll Width: 12' Untrimmed
Total Product Weight: 89 oz per sq yd
Colors Available: Forest/Olive
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Roll Width: N /A
Colors Available: N/ A
Status: Not Applicable
Total Product Weight: N/ A
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Roll Width: N /A
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Colors Available: N/ A
Status: Not Applicable
Total Product Weight: N/ A
Pile Height: 28/32"
Perforations: Yes
Applications:
Contact your Sales Representative for uses and applications.
These specifications are standard and may vary slightly due to manufacturing tolerances or consumer
specifications.
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K9Grass is the artificial grass
designed specifically for dogs.
satisfied clients:
Its unique features help promote a
LA Dogworks
cleaner, safer, better-smelling environment
for pets. With it:s exclusive flow-through
Ruffin'It Resort
backing, short dense blade structure, and
Armadale Kennels
antimicrobial proteccion, K9Grass 1s the
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ideal surface for both residential and
Limestone Ridge Kennels
commercial pet areas.
Red Dog Pet Resorts
San Francisco Animal
Please click on the images below to see specifications for that product.
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Harmony Pet Resort
Nestle Purina
Cobble Hill Bed & Biscuit"
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Pete and Mac's Pet Resort
Houston Dog Ranch
Holiday Barn Pet Resorts
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Citizen Canine
BACKYARDS AND DOG RUNS
Say goodbye to cold concrete, gravel, mulch, muddy jards, and dirty paws-K9Grass 1s
Arguello Pet Hospital
Petrooolis
the solution you have been looking for.
KENNELS AND BOARDING FACILITIES
Pet facilities benefit from the long-term savings, added cleanliness, and increased
revenue, seen after installing K9Grass. Clean, safe, beautiful and easy to ma1ntainK9Grass is everything you want and need from a surfacing product.
K9Grass - The artificial grass designed specifically for dogs!
Grass Without Limits.
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satisfied clients:
LA Doaworks
Ruffin'1t Resort
Armadale Kennels
Saratoga Creek Dog Park
Limestone Ridge Kennels
The original pet-friendly grass. Durable, drainable, and antimicrobial.
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Red Dog Pet Resorts
San Francisco Animal Care
• Yarn Type: Primary: Polyethylene monofilament
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Secondary· Heat set textured nylon monofilamem
Yarn Color: Primary: Summer green
Harmony Pet Resort
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Secondary: Turf Green
Cobble Hill Bed & Biscuit
• Yarn Count: Primary. 5,000/4
Morns Animal Inn
Secondary: 4,200/8
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Pete and Mac's Pet Resort
Construction: Knitted
Houston Dog Ranch
Blade Height: 1"
Holiday Barn Pet Resorts
Pets Unlimited
Face Weight: 72 ounces
Citizen Canine
• Total Product Weight: 84 ounces
•· Arquello Pet Hospital
• Backing: Flow through backing
Petropohs
• Antimicrobial Protection: [email protected]
, Seaming: Turf adhesive
• Infill: NONE
Grass Without Limits.
Visit www.foreverlawn.com
The uniqueness of K9Grass goes beyond the grass to the system we can employ. Our
system provides a comprehensive dra mage solution that will allow for the
maintenance of a clean, safe facility.
"With [he added durability, safer{,
and cleanliness. 1<9Grass 1s in a
class by itself. The improved
cusmmer saasfact1on and lower
Sa<;k fill<l>d with cmsh1<d
~t;sr~gilte, b<irk ar sod
maintenance and grooming costs
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Dense, bl.;rde str~1rture offers
durat}ifily and p<!rformance
also make 1t a smart business
dec1s1on."
No rubber inflil
- Jill Sousa
Cmzen Canine
Deluxe Ho[el for Dogs
Unique knitted
flaw-through backing
Turr ro!led over and
st<ipled on vertical side
a:>d tap of m1iler board
Stake
Crushed Aggregate
Well, my grass 1s installed and
boy, do I like it' It 1s easy to care
for, and 1s a BIG improvement
For more mformabon about K9Grass msta!labon opt10ns, please download the
over the mulch that I had pnor. I
attached specification sheets:
am one happy customer.
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"I recently had an opportunity to
work with Dave Trotter in havmg
K9Grass Installed at Dream
Katcher Lodge m Knoxville, TN.
My staff and I are extremely
pleased wii:h the product, but
more than that, I have to tell you
how delightful Dave 1s to work
with. Thanks so much for a
thoroughly professional
experience."
- Mill Bass
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86 oz. per square yard
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1 3/4" (+/- 1/8")
Roll Width
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PDF Spec Sheet
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Yarn Type: Blended Polyethylene Monofilament and Polypropylene
Secondary Backing: 20 oz Polyurethane per sq yd
Status: Active
Roll Width: 15' Untrimmed
Total Product Weight: 87 oz per sq yd
Colors Available: Field/Olive; Field/Lime
Alt Secondary Backing: Not Applicable
Roll Width: N /A
Colors Available: N/ A
Status: Not Applicable
Total Product Weight: N/ A
Alt2 Secondary Backing: Not Applicable
Roll Width: N/ A
Colors Available: N/ A
Status: Not Applicable
Total Product Weight: N/ A
Pile Height: 13/4"
Perforations: Yes
Applications:
The thatch in this product provides added body, reducing the amount of in:£ill needed.
Available in 2 colors, this product can match indigenous colors as needed. This product can be
used for landscaping, playgrounds, walkways, pet areas, and much more. This product can be
installed outdoors or indoors on a compacted aggregate base or over concrete.
These specifications are standard and may vary slightly due to manufacturing tolerances or consumer
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