How to Fix Dog Urine Spots on Lawn
We love our dogs and know that they can be a great addition to our families, but we're not big fans of the dead patches of grass they leave behind in our yards.
Why does dog urine spots kill grass?
In order to properally resolves these spots, we need to understand the fundamentals.
Dog urine is high in nitrogen and when absorbed into the soil, throws off the pH balance, ultimately damaging the plant's cell walls and killing everything around it. By the time you see these dead spots in your lawn, it's too late. These spots can look remarkably similar to "acid burns" that one would get from overfertilizing the lawn as well.
Fixing the urine spots:
Here are some "do it yourself" methods for dealing with dog urine spots:
- Watering down after urination:
Watering down the area after your dog urinates is a great way to dilute the pee into the ground and away from the grass.
- Cure Spots:
Grass can't come back from the dead, so by the time you notice a spot, it's too late. The area will have to be cleared out, and new grass seed will have to be planted and thoroughly watered.
Placing a small fence or gate around the affected area to block your dogs from peeing in there is a great way to give the spot time for restoration and new growth.
- Stop Spots:
Altering your dog's diet to reduce nitrogen and salts. By diluting and dispersing these chemicals, you can take care of the problem without any harmful effects.
- Aerating the lawn:
Aerating your lawn creates 1/2 inch holes down into the soil to alleviate compaction so air, water, and nutrients can reach the roots better. This also helps disperse the dog urine further down into the soil so it doesn't kill the roots as much.
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While See Spot Run works miracles, it can't bring dead grass back to life. For spots beyond repair, remove any dead grass and apply See Spot Run to the soil before reseeding or putting down sod. Doing this ensures the microbes can neutralize the high nitrogen levels in the ground.
We all love our dogs, but no one likes to see those ugly, yellow spots scattered throughout their yard. Now that we know how and why these happen, we can do something about it and restore our lawns back to its former glory.
Please let us know if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do for you.
Thank you and have a great day!
-The See Spot Run Team