Are you expecting a new puppy anytime soon? Maybe as a gift, a rescue puppy, or a companion you’ve been planning on getting. Congratulations! You are in for an energetic package of love and joy. Those first few weeks with…
When addressing the problem of dog urine and lawns we have to consider all of the areas that contribute to the cause of urine spots in the lawn.
We have gathered together articles that help explore aspects of dog urine and lawns, some of the causes, some misconceptions and some of the solutions. We hope these articles will be beneficial to you and your understanding of the problems associated with dog urine and lawns.
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Sod is a great way to get a nice looking lawn fast. In just a few hours you can have a beautiful lawn covering what previously was bare soil. Sod is a great way to improve the look and usability…
There is an analogy we use when explaining why dog urine burns a lawn. Think of a dog urine spot as evidence your lawn is overweight and has a slow metabolism. A burn spot in your lawn is the result of an excessive amount of nitrogen found in dog urine. This nitrogen has overwhelming the soil’s ability to metabolize it into usable growth nutrients. Like an overweight person, the soil has consumed too many “calories”… Continue reading
A lot of people work hard to have a lush green lawn. When pee spots from our pets appear we can easily get frustrated. We want to take action to stop the pee spots. We often jump to the conclusion that they are caused by an imbalance in the pH of the dog urine. This often leads to home remedies such as baking soda, gypsum, or… Continue reading
Presley one of our adorable PetiGreen Customers in Colorado. This series of pictures was taken over the course of the summer in 2013. We want to thank this customer. We greatly appreciate the additional time she spent documenting the process. We have added quotations under each picture to help narrate the process… Continue reading
The joy of pet ownership can be diminished by damage that pet urine can do to your lawn. In our article Neutralize Dog Urine we talk about some of the causes that damage grass by dog urine. We also talk about the importance of biological activity in the soil and how PetiGreen can help with excess salt and nitrogen that is in urine. After taking steps to repair damaging effects urine has on the soil we need to do something to repair the damage that has occurred to the grass. Continue reading
It is so frustrating when you have dog urine that is killing your grass. The levels of nitrogen and salt that exist in the urine can be so strong that you will get spots of dead grass from the dog urine. Where soil conditions are less than ideal you can even get large areas of damage to your lawn… Continue reading
When we think about lawn care a different approach should be considered for people who have dogs vs. those who don’t. While the normal routine of multiple fertilizer applications several times a year might work for people without dogs, it might not work so well for people with them. The reason is that dog urine basically is fertilizer. It gets applied to your lawn every single day… Continue reading