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Old 03-16-2013, 11:34 AM
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I use doggy spots as N level indicators in a lawn. If the grass turns greener than the rest of the lawn, it needs more N. If the spot dies, that tells me that there is either too much N or salts have built up to toxic levels in the soil.

Gypsum will slowly add calcium to soils that need it. I often deal with soils that are salt laden and alkaline.
Spot on.

I'll add, if you want to avoid pee spot syndrome, then water down the pee spot after deposition.

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Gypsum is not useful in soils that are already maxed out on calcium.
Not sure I would go that far, but with respect to "soil busting" it is probably true.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:20 PM
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How do you accomplish this? I'm serious.
how did I accomplish the dog not peeing on the lawn? easy I trained him from a puppy not to. It can be raining cats and dogs and he'll still run across the lawn to the wood line. I just took him that far to pee when he was a puppy and he lernt. It was no different than training him not to pee in the house
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:39 AM
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how did I accomplish the dog not peeing on the lawn? easy I trained him from a puppy not to. It can be raining cats and dogs and he'll still run across the lawn to the wood line. I just took him that far to pee when he was a puppy and he lernt. It was no different than training him not to pee in the house
That is the best solution I've heard on the subject... unfortunately dog owners are no more responsible in training their dogs ,,, than parents are their children...
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:02 AM
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There are two ways to prevent dog spotting on your lawn. First is to train your dog to do it's business in one spot, preferable a dirt, stone, or mulched area you don't care about. Second is to follow it around with a gallon of water and flush the areas they pee on. NOTHING else will work.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:20 AM
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I've never used gypsum but all this talk has me interested. Im going to try it on my yard, should I mix it with water? What kind of applications are you all using to put it down?
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:02 PM
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Again, you can have either a good dog, or a good lawn. Not both.
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