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spot fix for dog pee burned lawn areas?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210

    Is there anything to put onto spots in a nice lawn where the dog pees and leaves large brown burned spots? is it acidic meaning i would need to neutralize it somehow like with lime or what?
  2. Xterminator

    Xterminator LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I have a Customer that Rescues Dogs but she Never has brown spots from the Dogs because she waters in where they pee
  3. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Or activated charcoal.........
  4. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 693

    Gypsum seems to help. And lots of water.....
  5. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    i have this plug cutter that is used on a golf course that cuts an area about 8''x8'' . i cut out the burn spot,go over to a nice spot in the back somewhere cut out a green piece ,put the burned spot on in that hole and patch the burned area with the good plug.
    i got to get the name of it...
    try a search i posted about it sometime ago..
  6. countryclub

    countryclub LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    The reason that the lawn turns brown is due to the high level of nitrogen in the urine. It is the same things as if you put down a fert with too high a nitrogen level or overloaded on the amount applied. Watering the area dilutes the nitrogen. Unfortunatly, that is about the only thing that you can do.
  7. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    There is something you can get from petsmart or similar place that you put in the pets water or food that dilutes (is the best word I can think of ) the urine making it less potent. I could see activated charcoal doing something but I think the gypsum idea is a loser, gypsum takes too long to work, the urine would naturally dissipate before any reaction from the gypsum.
  8. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    on the back of my gypsum , i just picked up 2 palletas today they have a recipe , i believe its 8 OZ per stained area assuming a msall area, we have been having customers do that for years and it seems to do great, it ups the ph and neutralizes the soil back to a 6.5 - 7.5

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