Dealing with Urine Spots and Digging
Before we dive into how to care for your lawn while keeping your pet safe, let’s discuss two factors that impact turf health when you have a dog.
Urine Stains on Your Grass
As every pet owner knows, dog urine can damage your lawn by leaving yellow or brown spots of dead grass. While this can be frustrating and leave your lawn looking messy, we recommend not rushing out to your local hardware store to purchase any sprays or preventative treatments. These treatments honestly do not work well in preventing or repairing damage to your lawn and end up being a waste of money.
The best defense for preventing urine stains on your lawn is regular watering. Water helps to rinse away the excess urine and prevent damage. Eventually, turf will regrow in this damaged area, however, you may want results more quickly. Try raking aside the dry grass, adding a little topsoil, and overseeding with a sprinkle of new grass seed. Water diligently for the next few weeks, and you should see new growth after just 2-3 weeks.