Your lawn may be the favorite play area for your entire household, including your canine friend, but if your dog also uses the lawn to urinate on it, you probably know how harmful dog urine is for grass. Dog urine contain nitrogen and other elements in high concentration that can burn the grass they come into contact with. Fortunately, there are several great ways to revive the grass damaged by dog urine – here are a few tips:
- Remove the damaged grass – use a rake or a similar tool to eliminate as much of the dead grass as possible;
- Neutralize the urine – limestone is the most efficient neutralizing agent for urine. Apply limestone in the area that needs to be treated, then water the limestone to promote the absorption of the chemical into the soil and leave it to set for about a week;
- Cover the treated area with new, fertile soil, sprinkle grass seeds onto the new layer, then use a Lawn fertilizer and water the area gently;
- Water the area each day for a couple of weeks, until you see the new leaves of grass appear;
- Try to prevent your dog from urinating on the lawn or, if containment is not possible, try to make the dog drink more water to dilute the urine.