Dead patches in grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jay, Dec 29, 2000.

  1. jay

    jay LawnSite Member
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    I went to a site the other day that I overseeded with pre-annual rye and theres dead spots all over from the dogs. I heard you can put garlic in there food to help prevent there urine from burning the grass or put lime on the spots to neutralize them. Do you know of any other tips I can use to help prevent these dead patches from accuring. Thanks for your help
  2. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    keep the dog off the lawn and i thik female dogs urine kills the grass not the males....i think.
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    I guess the only way to stop the dead spots from the dogs
    is to talk to their owners and ask them if they would
    be willing to give their dogs a supplement.

    Check out this site

    Also heard that giving a dog 2 tablespoons a day of tomato juice works, but I have never tried it to know for sure.


  4. PLS

    PLS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    Females urine kills the turf and Males kill the shrubs, stop signs and fire hydrants. Theres not much differene in the urine itself, just where they put it.

  5. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    My thought would be if the owner immediately watered the area where the dog urinated it would be diluated by the water.
  6. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,969

    Try this explanation: <a href="">"Dog-On-It" Lawn Problems<a/>

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