dog pee - Knowledgebase Question

berwyn, Il
Question by maria_cristi
April 23, 2010
what can you do to have the grass grow where dogs are constantly peeing


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Answer from NGA
April 23, 2010

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It's next to impossible to keep the lawn from developing brown spots where dogs urinate frequently. Dog urine is highly concentrated and has problably thrown the soil pH off a little. I suggests raking about an inch of compost into the area. The compost contains soil organisms that can help balance to the soil biology and chemistry. If your dogs usually use your lawn for relief, douse the area with water from the hose to dilute the effect of the urine as soon after the fact as possible. You might consider giving the dog his/her own area and fencing it off so you enjoy the rest of the lawn. For right now, you can rake and reseed the areas with a sturdy grass such as Kentucky Bluegrass. Best wishes with your lawn.

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