The Q&A Archives: Dog Spots on Lawn

Question: I believe the white dried patches on my lawn are the result of my female puppy's urine. Is there anything to do about it, or prevent it in the future?
Thank you.
Linn Feidelson

Answer: I wish there were something magical you could do, but the salts in dog urine are what kills the grass. The best approach is to either hose the area off immediately to help dilute the salts, or confine the dog to a specific area which will leave the majority of your lawn unaffected. You can rake out the dead grass and reseed the bare spots. The grass seeds should germinate within 2 weeks. Best wishes with your lawn.

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