Dog is killing my grass!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Homie, Apr 16, 2001.

  1. Homie

    Homie LawnSite Member
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    As a know-nothing homeowner, I am perplexed as to why my black lab (came along with my new wife) is killing the grass when she does her business (#1) on my grass. It looks like someone sprayed roundup on it.

    First, does Scott's patchmaster work to fix dead spots, or is there another, better way?

    Second, how do I prevent this from happening in the future. FYI - getting rid of the dog is not a viable option. Some have suggested lime, but I can't exactly follow her around with a bucket of lime every time she goes outside....

    Thanks in advance for your help with this unfortunate situation.

  2. jcoat

    jcoat LawnSite Member
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  3. dhicks

    dhicks Member
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    I have 4 dogs: 2 Basenjis and 2 Shelties and no brown spots on my lawn. We use a product called Green-UM. Basically, this natural product makes urine less acidic. The product is available from Drs. Foster-Smith

    I have also seen a similar product at PetSmart for a few $$$ less.
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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  5. Freetime

    Freetime LawnSite Member
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    Your Missing the car tire after you just got finished washing it. Does it ever fail?
  6. Deere John

    Deere John LawnSite Senior Member
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    Get a basset hound - he doesn't pee on the grass, just his back feet.
  7. Chip

    Chip LawnSite Member
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    Urine from a female dog is highy acidic. Take the dog for a walk an let her PPPPPPPPPPPP somewhere else. Or else you will just have to deal with the spots and treat with lime to neutralize.
  8. Homie

    Homie LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the visual, Eric.

    So we'll try the "special treat" route.

    But what about LIME? Will putting it on heavy help me, without killing the REST of the grass?

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