Why we find vigorous grassy grass around dogs’ pee area in our lawn??

 Have you ever wondered why you have dotted spots in your yard,and particularly around the dots have very bright green, nice-looking lawn growing??

 Or wondered why dogs’ potty area gets yellow lawn??

 Here are some of the tips to prevent your lawn to turn from green to yellow as well as some of the reasons why dog’s potty spot turns yellow with very bright green grass around them.

Why we find vigourous grassy grass around dogs’ pee area in our lawn??

 Dogs’ pee contains “Nitrogen”.

 Nitrogen is actually good for your lawn.However, nitrogen in the pee is very concentrated,and when dogs repeatedly pee on the same spot,the potty area’s lawn  gets burned,resulting turning the spot to yellow dots.

 Some people say that the female dogs squat to pee,and they tend to pee on one spot more concentrated than male dogs that spray their pee around.

 Iowa state University turf grass expert “Nick” suggest that you should spray the water right after dogs pee on the lawn to dilute the nitrogen in the dogs’ pee to prevent the pee burning the grass.

 He also suggests to let your dog pee on the different spots rather than one particular spot.

 Dr Llana from University of Pennsylvania’s school of  veterinary medicine adds that you can let your dog pee on the designated area where people cannot notice from the front.

 Nick and Dr Llana agree that what damaging the lawn is too much nitrogen in the urine of the dogs.

 They also think that if dogs drink more water,it may dilute the nitrogen in the urine.

 I feed raw food diet for our dog “Palette”, which has lots of water in the meal compare to the dry kibble food.

 I have not paying attention to its degree of the damage for lawn by switching of the diet,and I cannot say if the change of the diet changed the degree of the damage on the lawn or not. It maybe interesting if somebody noticed any changes in the lawn when they switch their dog’s diet.

 To read the full article on the dog’s pee vs lawn care,please click here.

 The reason why you see the vigorous grass growth around the yellow spots is due to nitrogen level that stimulate the growth around the edges.

 It is also good idea to think about what grass you would plant.

 Most urine-resistant grass seem to be rye grass or Fescues.

 To read the full article on the tips on the urine-resistant grass for the lawn at allabout lawn website,please click here .

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Jan 01, 2009 | 0 | Miscellaneous (dogs)

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