Potty Grass for Lil Luver’s
Fresh Grass Delivered Directly to Your Door!
As a dog lover with a backyard spotted with urine-burned grass, I proclaim winter as the most wonderful time of the year! Why? Because currently, four to six inches of well-packed white snow cover my backyard that is 40% Kentucky bluegrass and 60% mud or straw. Sadly enough, in a few months, the ice-balled paws of my two female Golden Retrievers will revert to mud-clumped paws–a signal that the time has come.
In late spring, my husband and I have a ritual. We plant a new backyard lawn. It doesn’t start out that way. We always mean to patch. But one urine-burned spot flows into the next and before you know it, it’s a backyard do over.
It is hard to explain my backyard’s seasonal decline to non-dog owners. And I will admit that on a rare occasion (and if it is early enough in the season), a can of green spray paint has been my closest friend. (Sigh.) If only I’d taken the time to train the dogs properly–to train them to potty in one area only. Imagine the money and time I would have saved.
Perhaps that is why I was intrigued when I read about a new Cleveland business venture: Potty Grass for Lil Luver’s.
Potty Grass for Lil Luver’s is a new pet service that provides customers with potty boxes containing real grass (not synthetic) to be used indoors or outdoors by dogs in their care. The potty boxes come in three sizes, small, medium and large, and the new grass is delivered (and the old grass removed) on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Of course, this unique idea prompted many questions. Fortunately, Jenna Getchell, President of Potty Grass for Lil Luver’s, was happy to answer them.
WelcomePup: Hi Jenna! Thank you for taking time to speak to us today. Can you tell our readers
about your new business launch? How did you think of this unique idea?
Jenna Getchell: I have two toy poodles and they were using potty pads, which I was not happy with because I was giving them three different places to use the bathroom. Plus, my Buttercup decided anything white was a potty pad. So I started researching the idea of a potty box with real grass. I found that this service is offered in a variety of states like California, Georgia, Florida, etc. It is easier to have the service in the warmer areas because they harvest grass year round. For Cleveland in the winter months, we have to ship in the grass. Also, both of my dogs use the bathroom in the middle of the night, so having a potty box works very well for them.
WP: Why real grass versus synthetic grass?
JG: Dogs naturally want to go on real grass. It amazes me how many dogs walk straight over to the potty box and use it, without much direction. Even my friend’s Pit bull, Doggie, has straddled a small potty box and did her business.
WP: Who would use your service and why?
JG: My services are great for a variety of people. It is perfect for apartment living, elders who can’t always get outside, somebody who works long hours and doesn’t want to come home to a mess, for these cold winter months it gives the dog a secondary option. It is a service that can be used by anyone with a dog, and the reason why can vary.
WP: Can you describe the potty grass installation?
JG: The grass is in a nice thick plastic bag that will be used to dispose the old grass. There are gloves in the bag, as well. It is a very simple process. You roll up the old grass and stand it on its side, put the plastic bag down around it and flip over. There–you have your old grass ready to discard! Then you roll out your new grass. The process takes about three minutes. We offer special services to elderly and disabled where we install and remove the grass ourselves. For the general customers, we leave the grass at your house in a desired location like front door, back door, leasing office, etc.
WP: Does the soiled potty grass smell?
JG: The grass will smell if not changed out in a timely manner. Having your grass delivered weekly is the best way to prevent any foul smells. I always had the biweekly grass and it just starts to smell at the end of the two weeks. When I say starts to smell, I mean you have to be close to it and you think to yourself, “It’s time for new grass.” I have two toy poodles so their amount of urine is smaller than other dogs. So what it comes down to is the size of the dog and whether this is their primary source of potty or secondary back-up plan. Then you can decide if you need a weekly or biweekly.
WP: Is there any chance of insects in the soil?
JG: This is a natural product and there is about one inch of dirt under the grass. I have seen a few insects on occasion. I have never had a problem with insects in my house or anything of that nature.
WP: Is the grass organic? Is there any fertilizer on the grass? Any chemicals?
JG: The grass is grown with natural fertilizersâ€”no chemicals or pesticides. The grass will not harm your pet.
WP: Is your potty grass delivery service limited to the Greater Cleveland area?
JG: At this time, yes. The delivery service is limited to the Greater Cleveland area. We are hoping to be able to expand the business in the future.
WP: How can readers find more information?
JG: You can visit our website: www.ThePottyGrass.com or call (888)787-4615
WP: Thank you, Jenna, for taking time to inform us about your new business launch. We wish you much success. May your business grow and grow!