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Old 03-18-2002, 01:40 PM
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lime for dog stains?

I have done a search on this subject and found nothing. What are the effects of applying lime to dog urine spots? One of my customers has 3 dogs and their pooper scooper company told them to regularly apply lime to their whole lawn to help nutralize the urine. Will this help repair the exsisting spots or prevent new ones from occuring? Also how often and how much lime should be applied wtihout hurting the lawn?
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Old 03-18-2002, 05:02 PM
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Old 03-18-2002, 05:19 PM
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Thanks BRL for pointing out that previous thread but I have already read it and I have already visited all the web sites mentioned there, they mention nothing about applying lime to the urine spots.
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Old 03-18-2002, 05:21 PM
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wondering about this also because im about to be getting about 4 bags of lime from a customer for free and have two dogs
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Old 03-18-2002, 06:36 PM
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It is not the acid in the urine that hurts the grass. It is the nitrogen. There is nothng you can apply that will fix this except water and time. Reseed the areas and wait. Good luck.

There is nothing about lime because it doesn't work! Lime is not the answer.
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Old 03-18-2002, 07:26 PM
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what is lime good for then?
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Old 03-18-2002, 07:57 PM
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It is the salt content that "burns" the lawn.

Lime increases soil pH and adds calcium.
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Old 03-18-2002, 07:57 PM
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Do You Really Want To Know Where To Put The Lime???
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Old 03-19-2002, 03:53 AM
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it's the ammonia in female dog urine that burns it, male dog urine does not contain near as much hence less burning
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Old 03-19-2002, 05:42 AM
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Actually Vipermanz, the reason you only get injury to turf from female dogs is because of where male dogs prefer to do their business. As far as a solution to female dog injury, just carry a lot of water around when you walk the dog outside. Flush the area immediatley with a good amount of water and you will have no problems.
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