Does Dog Urine Ruin Soil - Knowledgebase Question

Edmonton, AB
Question by brimacombe
March 30, 1999
I was wondering about the brown patches in the lawn where the dog has peed. Can I just dig up the sod and put in new sod or do I have to dig up the soil as well?


Image
Answer from NGA
March 30, 1999

0

The main reason dog urine damages the sod is due to the salts it contains. Therefore, drenching the spot with water should take care of any lingering problems, allowing you to replant grass without having to replace the soil.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Daisy with bug"