Oh no, you've got urine dog spots on your nice, lush, green lawn!
Dogs don't seem to notice where they're doing their "business" when
nature calls. They just answer the call!
Unfortunately, they leave brown spots on the lawn as a marker of their duty done.
These dog urine spots cause too much concentrated nitrogen to be left in one spot.
It's similar to spilling a bag of fertilizer on one area of the yard. When that happens, the best remedy is to flush the spot heavily with
water after removing as much of the fertilizer.
So too, with dog spots. Turn on the garden hose and flush the dog urine spots well if the "deed" has just happened.
Our family dog Jesse, who passed in 2012
This works equally well within a few days of the dog urinating, helping to ward off damage to the lawn.
If the grass is already brown however, the dog urine spots have likely killed the roots of the grass that small area. In such a case, the only thing to do is to repair the grass.
You can replace it by taking a plug from the edge of your garden or some less noticeable place in your yard. Measure the damaged area and remove that portion only. Take it to the area where you're harvesting the plug from, lay it on the new grass and cut it to the proper size. Place the plug into the original damaged urine spots, and tamp down firmly with your foot.
Another option is to thoroughly rake out the dead grass, being sure to loosen up some of the soil. Sprinkle on a good covering of quality grass seed and gently rake it into the soil to cover the seed. Keep it consistently watered until new growth appears, and then water as necessary. You'll be on your way to a rejuvenated lawn, that's free of dog spots.
If you have a dog and a lawn, you're going to have dog spots. Dog owners, knowing how urine spots affect the grass, simply watch, water and replace as needed.
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