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Perfect Image TLM
02-18-2009, 05:10 PM
I am sure it has been discussed before but I didn't find a real good answer. What if any can I do for areas where a dog takes a leak and kills the grass? I guess what I am asking is can I prevent it?

Thanks.

RigglePLC
02-18-2009, 05:17 PM
First one in the morning is concentrated--deadly to grass. Keep a bag of seed handy. Throw some on every week.

bug-guy
02-18-2009, 05:23 PM
train the dog
males are the worst

Perfect Image TLM
02-18-2009, 05:24 PM
Yea I do keep the seed handy. At my house the only thing I have found to work is to follow him with a 20oz. cup of water. My wife won't do this so it still happens when I am out...

Perfect Image TLM
02-18-2009, 05:25 PM
train the dog
males are the worst

I agree with that, My male is a 100lb lab and he is the only one out of the two that kills it!

bug-guy
02-18-2009, 05:30 PM
there are pills to give the dog also some charcol spray might de-activate it
i have seen females darken the grass added n ... i guess another source of urea

Perfect Image TLM
02-18-2009, 05:34 PM
there are pills to give the dog also some charcol spray might de-activate it
i have seen females darken the grass added n ... i guess another source of urea

Yea have seen this too... I might have to check into the pills..lol

Runner
02-18-2009, 05:57 PM
Actually, there is no difference in male to female dogs' urine. It is the size of the dog, and the manner of which they urinate.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=252767&highlight=Urine

FdLLawnMan
02-19-2009, 09:03 AM
If you go on Google and search for it you will find that this has been studied at the university level. It is the high concentration of nitrogen that does the grass in. That is why watering the area after it happen works. If the dog is a squatter it is worse. Sidewinders aren't as bad. The pills may have some adverse effects and probably won't work. I don't have a dog but have been asked about this enough that I did some research on it.

nik
02-19-2009, 10:25 AM
Our dog ate a small amount of of Escort herbicide once. She flat out killed the grass and other vegetation for a week. Thought that would be a novel way for spot applications if we could train her to go.

NattyLawn
02-19-2009, 10:29 AM
I believe Runner and I have used the pills with no adverse affects to ours and customers dogs. I use GreenUms that are made with yucca. The yucca helps with the nitrates in the urine. As always, consult with your vet before feeding anything to your pooch. Usually little things like feeding your dog better quality food helps also. Most lower quality foods use rice and corn as fillers. Dogs can't digest it, and it comes out in their urine and feces.

The OP should do a search, because there's a bunch of threads in the archives about this topic.

Perfect Image TLM
02-19-2009, 11:30 AM
Our dog ate a small amount of of Escort herbicide once. She flat out killed the grass and other vegetation for a week. Thought that would be a novel way for spot applications if we could train her to go.

LOL, :laugh:

LawnTamer
02-19-2009, 11:50 AM
Train your dog not to go on the lawn. It is just like house breaking.

I went to one of the state sponsored seminars and this came up. One of the PhDs from the state ag school had a study about the various pills and supplements on the market, the study showed conclusively that none of them reduced the amount of nitrates in dog eliminations... in fact, if they did, it would harm the animal, as the body needs to get rid of those excess nitrates.

For existing spots, this is the fastest way I have found to get rid of them.

1. Aerate thoroughly.

2. Keep the dog from using that area while it is under recovery.

3. Get a 5 gallon bucket, fill it and then add 2 TBS of dish soap...not the kind you use in the dishwasher, the kind you use in the sink. Dump this mix over the area slowly. The dish soap will break up surface tension and allow the water to wash the excess nitrogen through the soil and away from the roots.

4. Continue to water the area heavily, you may need to reseed.

NattyLawn
02-19-2009, 12:11 PM
Train your dog not to go on the lawn. It is just like house breaking.

I went to one of the state sponsored seminars and this came up. One of the PhDs from the state ag school had a study about the various pills and supplements on the market, the study showed conclusively that none of them reduced the amount of nitrates in dog eliminations... in fact, if they did, it would harm the animal, as the body needs to get rid of those excess nitrates.


The yucca displaces nitrates. They are still expelled. So all of these people using the pills would have dogs with kidneys failing all over the country and they would be pulled from the market. Right?

Perfect Image TLM
02-19-2009, 01:56 PM
Train your dog not to go on the lawn. It is just like house breaking.

I went to one of the state sponsored seminars and this came up. One of the PhDs from the state ag school had a study about the various pills and supplements on the market, the study showed conclusively that none of them reduced the amount of nitrates in dog eliminations... in fact, if they did, it would harm the animal, as the body needs to get rid of those excess nitrates.

For existing spots, this is the fastest way I have found to get rid of them.

1. Aerate thoroughly.

2. Keep the dog from using that area while it is under recovery.

3. Get a 5 gallon bucket, fill it and then add 2 TBS of dish soap...not the kind you use in the dishwasher, the kind you use in the sink. Dump this mix over the area slowly. The dish soap will break up surface tension and allow the water to wash the excess nitrogen through the soil and away from the roots.

4. Continue to water the area heavily, you may need to reseed.

Thanks LawnTamer, I will try this out!

Smallaxe
02-19-2009, 02:43 PM
The dish soap idea made sense to me and I started with the Liquid Gold stuff, and sugar, etc, but that was only occasionally. Perhaps a weekly dose of Dawn will do the trick, this year. I am pushing for 100% 'No Problem' rate.
If anyone has a success story of lawn app, please keep us up to date.

I will mention Yucca supplements, but the chances of follow through in that department are slim.

Perfect Image TLM
02-19-2009, 02:58 PM
The dish soap idea made sense to me and I started with the Liquid Gold stuff, and sugar, etc, but that was only occasionally. Perhaps a weekly dose of Dawn will do the trick, this year. I am pushing for 100% 'No Problem' rate.
If anyone has a success story of lawn app, please keep us up to date.

I will mention Yucca supplements, but the chances of follow through in that department are slim.

Yes please do!