lime for dog stains?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by tryz, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. tryz

    tryz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    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?
  2. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. tryz

    tryz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    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.
  4. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    wondering about this also because im about to be getting about 4 bags of lime from a customer for free and have two dogs
  5. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 476

    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.
  6. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Messages: 1,484

    what is lime good for then?
  7. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    It is the salt content that "burns" the lawn.

    Lime increases soil pH and adds calcium.
  8. groundsguy1970

    groundsguy1970 Banned
    Messages: 166

    ;) Do You Really Want To Know Where To Put The Lime??? ;)
  9. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    it's the ammonia in female dog urine that burns it, male dog urine does not contain near as much hence less burning
  10. Commander

    Commander Banned
    Messages: 116

    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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