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A Utah County, UT Dog's Yard

A Spot That Isn't Man's Best Friend

Does your lawn look like the Utah County, UT kennel club held its monthly meeting there? If so, then you are having a problem with the aftermath of pet urine burn.

It is true that when a pet (dog or cat) urinates on your lush green lawn it can cause the lawn to turn brown and looked burned out. This is because there are high levels of nitrogen present in the urine, and too much nitrogen consistently concentrated in a specific area is harmful to your grass.

Female dogs are a more significant threat to cause burn spots since they squat to urinate rather than their male counterparts who lift their legs on trees, shrubs, fire hydrants or whatever other object they come across. And the larger the dog the bigger the burn spot.

How do you work with man’s best friend to stop making your lawn look like a Dalmatian’s spots? Here are few suggestions:
  • Change the location where you let the dog go the bathroom. Take a walk with plenty of fire hydrants, telephone poles, mailboxes, etc. along the way.
  • Give the area a heavy dose of water immediately following to dilute the nitrogen from the urine and reduce the risk for damage.
  • Considering overseeding damaged areas with fresh top soil and grasses that are known to be more resistant to high nitrogen levels including fescues and perennial ryegrass.
While it is hard to keep your pooch from urinating on some portion of your lawn – after all, you got to go when you got to go – the basic lawn care maintenance tips listed here and a slight behavioral modification should put an end to the burning and restore your lawn to its healthy green state. Now that is something to wag your tail about.
It’s best to mow your lawn when it’s dry to avoid slips and falls and to maintain a sharper cut.
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