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How To Maintain Fresh Patch Grass

How To Maintain Fresh Patch Grass
If you’re reading this, you’re about to discover the best alternative to potty training your puppy. No backyard? No problem! Fresh Patch offers Dog Potty Grass deliveries, providing a real patch of grass as an alternative to pee pads or fake turf for potty time. Unlike traditional pee pads or artificial grass that often smell and soak through, our California hydroponically grown grass patches effectively absorb liquids and smells. 

So, what does “hydroponic” actually mean? How does it benefit you and your furry friend? And how long can you realistically expect this type of grass patch to last? Let’s dive into the details. 

What is Hydroponically Grown Grass?

Fresh Patch Grass potty training pad on patio

Contrary to grass growing out of soil, hydroponically grown grass thrives using a combination of water and nutrients, eliminating the mess associated with soil. Fresh Patch’s hydroponically grown pet grass, developed locally in Southern California, is 50% lighter than traditional grass. We cultivate various grass types, including rye, blue, fescue, zoysia, and bermuda. Our founder, Andrew Feld, conceptualized this and developed the “backyard in a box” solution after his dog, Chloe, transitioned from having a backyard to potty and then living in a high-rise condo with a balcony.

This soil-less option facilitates easy potty clean-up, portability, and mess-free maintenance, unlike conventional sod used for landscaping. Available in four different sizes, Fresh Patch grass patches cater to pets of various sizes and growing stages.

How Long Does Fresh Patch Grass Last?

How to Replace Fresh Patch Grass

We recommend replacing your Fresh Patch every 2 weeks, but the frequency may vary based on your pet's size, usage, and climate. New puppies undergoing potty training typically start with a Standard or Large size grass patch. Larger breeds or heavier dogs, such as Golden Retrievers, Doodles, and German Shepherds, may require XL Grass patches and weekly replacements. However, for pets like cats, bunnies, and reptiles, the grass may last over four weeks if not used as a potty.

Goldendoodle dog going potty on real grass potty pad with city balcony view

One customer noted in Buzzfeed, “Our dog loves her Fresh Patch. We were not having much luck training her on a puppy pad, so we decided to try it out, and it actually worked. It took a few days, but now she goes to her Fresh Patch to potty 9 times out of 10”.

Cat on Fresh Patch Grass

We offer specific grass patches tailored to different pets, such as the Cat Grass and Rabbit Patch. Forgetful about ordering replacements? Opt for the auto-ship grass subscription service, ensuring you never run out of grass.

How to Keep Your Fresh Patch Grass Fresh:

When a Fresh Patch delivery arrives, follow these tips to maintain its freshness:

woman rolling out doggie lawn potty training pad on patio

1. Open your Package Immediately. Unpack your Fresh Patch upon arrival to maintain grass quality. Watch our tutorial and guide on how to set up your Fresh Patch grass.


woman sliding real grass potty training pad into shade
2. Place it in indirect sunlight. Ensure your Fresh Patch receives one to two hours of indirect sunlight daily to prevent premature drying. 
spray being applied to real grass potty training pad

3. Mist it with Stay Fresh Spray. Keep your Fresh Patch hydrated with a light water mist or our STAY FRESH Dog Potty Spray, formulated to eliminate odors and prolong grass life. This spray was formulated to help keep your pet's potty area clean and fresh-smelling. 


4. Protect from The Weather. Shield your grass from rain or snow by covering it or moving it indoors, using our plastic trays for added protection.

With Fresh Patch, pet potty time is easy and stress-free. Embrace the greener side of potty training with Fresh Patch.

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