Many people believe that it’s the acidic content of a dog’s urine that causes the dreaded brown spots on the lawn that homeowners seek to get rid of before they even appear. However, the fact is that the nitrogen content is the real culprit. As a result, you have to keep that fact in mind when considering how to protect your lawn from dog urine over the winter.
In the winter, your lawn is especially sensitive. Dog urine, along with a number of other possible factors, can easily kill your lawn if allowed to do so. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid the issue and actively treat grass for dog urine and protect your lawn in the winter.
One of the best methods is to prepare your lawn properly for the winter. As long as you observe all the right preparation methods, your lawn will stay strong, and the added water in the layer of snow that covers it should be able to protect it from the urea in your dog’s urine.
Since water can dilute the urea (which contains the much dreaded brown spot-causing nitrogen), it can be a good idea to give your dog more water to drink and water your lawn more frequently.
Finally, it can also help to add a mixture of water and sugar to the soil in order to encourage microactivity. This, in turn, will help wash away the added urea to prevent brown spots more efficiently.