To understand how PetiGreen’s unique formula works to combat urine damage,
Why is dog pee ruining my grass?
The urine contains toxic nitrogen that your dog is applying to your lawn multiple times a day. Many homeowners try to combat the problem by using fertilizer. They don’t realize that they are only compounding the problem by adding more nitrogen to the soil. Fertilizer pollution is an escalating problem in our world, wreaking havoc on the environment—and that’s what you are seeing in your yard. Excess nitrogen is toxic to grass if not digested by the soil.
As the destructive cycle of urine-fertilizer-urine-fertilizer continues in a dog owner’s lawn, the health of the soil deteriorates. Urine spots appear and growth becomes sparse. Left untreated, the damage can be extremely difficult to undo.
Do I need to stop using fertilizer?
If your fertilizer has nitrogen (most do), it won’t help your urine spots and is likely making them worse. With PetiGreen, you should be able to cut your fertilizer applications by half or more. You’ll save money and have a greener, healthier lawn. Read our article, “A Dog Owner’s Guide to Lawn Care”
How PetiGreen Benefits Your Lawn
Typically a lawn does not contain enough soil microbes to protect it. It is a battle against the salt and the excessive amount of nitrogen that can exist in dog urine. PetiGreen helps improve the environment of the soil. Over time your soil will change and be able to support a large population of soil microbes that can thrive. When the population gets big enough it can process the excessive nitrogen from the dog urine fast enough that the grass is not damaged. It takes time to build the population to that size.
There are other products we have seen that feature microbes as the solution to the dog urine problem. Simply adding microbes does not create the conditions in the soil the microbes need for them to survive. You have to change the environment of the soil so they can not only survive but thrive.
After PetiGreen has been applied the soil microbes begin to increase in population. Usually in just a few weeks they can process enough nitrogen that new seed can germinate and grow. Reseeding the spots can help improve the appearance of your lawn during the journey to prevention. With continued applications the environment will continue to improve and the microbial population will continue to grow. The population can finally become large enough to prevent dog urine from killing your grass.
We recommend thinking about metabolizing pet urine instead of trying to neutralize it.
The purpose and function of urine is to carry toxins from the body. The urine of a healthy dog can have varying levels of nitrogen and salt that need to be expelled from the body. Both of these components are going to change the soil and lawn in some way. The objective is to minimize the impact they have on the lawn.
Instead of thinking about ways to neutralize dog urine it might be better to think in terms of metabolizing the pet urine. Improving the biological health of the soil has the best potential to help control and diminish dog urine spots in your lawn. Instead of trying to neutralize dog urine PetiGreen can improve the environment in the soil and metabolize the extra nitrogen and salt in dog urine. Improving the health of the soil is a sustainable long term solution to manage and control the damage pet urine has on your lawn.
Improving the biological health your the soil
It is always a good idea to Improve the biological health of the soil even if you don’t have a problem with dog urine spots. The probiotic activity in soil is responsible for breaking down and changing complex matter, such as dog urine, thatch and fertilizer, into base nutrients. Soil microbes break down these complex elements and store the nutrients in a form called soil humus, or “Humic Substances.” When you think of rich dark fertile top soil, this is soil rich in these Humic Substances. PetiGreen can help improve the biological health of the soil, improving its ability to biologically filter the harmful effects of pet urine.
Testing Your Soil
In order to better understand what is going on in your soil you might consider testing it. There are home testing kits that can give you a basic idea of what is happening in your soil. You can also send samples of your soil to a laboratory in your area for a more comprehensive look. Your states Extension Service may be able to do the test or recommend where testing can be done.
PetiGreen is a Simple Solution to a Complex Problem
At HumicGreen we develop innovative solutions for tough soil problems. Revolutionary soil technologies from our industry’s leading scientists have developed products that can remediate soil issues that traditional lawn and garden fertilizers are unable to address and often mask. By working with Mother Nature, our products build the health and productivity of the soil naturally. We call it being “Powered By Mother Nature.”
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