DOG URINE BROWN SPOTS - Knowledgebase Question

portland, Or
Question by aweedin
June 30, 2010
I have a new dog and his urine leaves brown spots in my lawn. I was told to water the area after he goes but that does not seem to work. I have tried re-seeding in som spots but it is hard when you have to mow around the patches. Can you help?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010


Here is a website from Texas A&M that contains more than you ever wanted to know about dog problems on the lawn:


The best solution for the long-term is to patiently train the dog to go elsewhere. Or, you could install at least a temporary physical barrier. In the short-term, repellents are a possibility. There are a number of commercial products available (Hinder or Ropel), but they do need to be applied and reapplied according to the label instructions in order to be effective. Good luck!

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