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dog spots driving me crazy

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by crgstvrs, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. crgstvrs

    crgstvrs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    I have two small dogs, have burn spots showing up where they use the yard. I have bought a bag of seed, pennmulch, gypsum and clean spot roughing up dirt then apply seed, gypsum, pennmulch and water. any other suggestions other than getting rid of dogs, my wife would have me leave first. Im keeping my head above water on this one but wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything. I am purely a novice at lawn care but trying
  2. crgstvrs

    crgstvrs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    sorry posted on wrong thread but would still appreciate opinions please.
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,914

    Get dogs on a schedule. Set irrigation to come on right after dogs come in. If you dilute the concentrated urea soon enough you won't get burn spots. Make a dog run with perforated artificial turf and water through daily.
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  4. Falcon50EX

    Falcon50EX LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 999

    A product called GrassSaver its a pill you give the dogs. I have used it for years but only with my female. I think its at Pet Smart stores. www.naturvet.com 300 wafers for $25
  5. Falcon50EX

    Falcon50EX LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 999

    GrassSaver www.naturvet.com I have used it for years
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    If youor someone else is out there with the dogs,,, hosing down the urine when they go and/or sprinkling sugar or molasses in the area will also help... Cut back on you N applications in the area where they most often urinate will also help...
    Another thing one can do as long as the hose is in hand would be to wash the poop into the soil so it doesn't have to be handled... :)
  7. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,896

    Forget it. I will say it again.

    You can either have a good dog, or a good lawn. Not both simultaneously.
    Fact. (unless it never leaves the house)
  8. Falcon50EX

    Falcon50EX LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 999

    Yes you can try the GrassSaver tablets they work
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  9. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,216

    You need "Divot Mix". Its a mixture of sand or organic fert, seed starter (water-holding pellets) and grass seed in a bucket. Golf courses use it to repair divots at the tees and other spots. Apply mixture to the spots. Use a top-quality perennial ryegrass. Use plenty of seed--way more than usual. In good weather, the new grass can be an inch high in 7 days (under warm moist conditions).

    You may wish to use "pre-germinated" seed. Its about 24 hours faster. Top baseball and football fields do this for repairs to turf due to cleats.

    Naturally sod can be used to patch spots also. Remove the old spot as a square and cut a piece of sod to fit. Water well.
    Last edited: May 1, 2013
  10. crgstvrs

    crgstvrs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    thanks for the advice, I will try to also put down some topsoil when I patch dogspots also. As for the rye I may use some in with the tall fescue but usually when it warms up here the rye doesn't do so well. I have an extra bag of fescue from when I over seeded last fall. Also not sure if rye will stick out like a sore thumb.

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