When you have a dog, you may also have some specific problems with the lawn – the so-called dog spots. These are common problems that occur when your dog’s urine comes into contact with the grass. If you have been through this, you know how frustrating it can be and how difficult to prevent.
Dog spots are caused by the nitrogen in the dog’s urine. Strongly fertilized lawns already receive a high amount of nitrogen, so the extra drops of the dog’s urine are exactly the ones that cause the problem. It is equally true that stressed lawns are much more susceptible to degradation, just as recently planted lawns and those suffering from diseases or lack of water.
Successful prevention and treatment of dog spots often requires a step-by-step approach.
- Soak the dog spots with water and do it as soon as possible after the dog urinates.
- Feed the dog with quality food with a protein content that does not exceed his daily requirements.
- Encourage your dog to consume more fluids
- Teach the dog to urinate in less visible places.
- Replant your lawn using a grass type more resistant to dog urine. It is good to know that the most resistant is perennial ryegrass and fescue, and the most fragile are Kentucky bluegrass and Bermuda, and most importantly treat your lawn with lawn care products from Revive of Colorado, as they know exactly how to bring back dead grass from dog urine and other grass killing causes.