If you are a dog owner and have a yard and a beautiful lawn, you have probably already know the frustration that raises when you notice inaesthetic brown patches on lawn. What causes this type of lawn damage? Well, it’s your pet’s acidic urine that burns the grass.
Fortunately, there are solutions for restoring your lawn and preventing these problems. Some owners recommend the use of sodium bicarbonate, vitamin C or the addition of various powders and supplements to the animal’s food, in order to dilute their urine, thus reducing the nitrogen content eliminated in a certain area of the lawn.
Although small amounts of nitrogen are beneficial to grass, and most lawn fertilizers contain nitrogen compounds, an overdose causes the grass to die. This is exactly what happens when the dog urinates in the same place several times.
A good way to prevent the formation of brown spots is to follow your animal step by step and immediately pour a lot of water on the place where they decided to urinate.
For people who do not want to give their pets unnecessary substances or to follow them with a garden hose in hand, there are also organic revitalizers that can be used to protect the lawn. Once applied, these substances create a barrier that will continuously neutralize the effect of nitrogen on the grass, for several weeks.