The Grass is Always Greener Down the Hill: Preventing Dog Urine Spots on Your Lawn

Learn how to prevent your dog's urine from leaving spots on your lawn. This article includes a step-by-step guide as well as prevention tips and tricks for preventing future stains.

So how can you prevent dog urine from ruining your beautiful green grass?

Fertilize your lawn less, or not at all, in areas where your dog urinates.

Fertilized lawns may already have as much nitrogen as they can handle. Canine urine and even the tiniest amount of it might be enough to burn your yard down – or worse!

Fertilize at your own risk!

Spray areas where your dog urinates with water.

if you have an issue with dogs leaving puddles behind, there’s no need to worry too much about them ruining your grass–simply pour water down afterward for quick relief from their urine’s ammonia-filled nitrogenous compounds.

Encourage your dog to drink more water.

The more your dog drinks, the less nitrogen will be concentrated in the urine, and you’ll have a happier lawn. It won’t yellow from all that pee like it used to!

Fescue grass is resistant because it has long roots which soak up any excess waste that may have been left behind on your lawn for a fertilizing effect.

Replant affected areas with a more urine-resistant grass.

Feed your dog a dietary supplement.

Here’s a home remedy that you could also try:

Train your dog to eliminate in one area.

The Simple Solution Pee Post is impregnated with pheromones to encourage dogs like yours to pee on or near it instead – saving all those beautiful flowers from getting destroyed again.

Apply a lawn repair treatment.

Some treatments like Dogonit Lawn Repair Treatment, made by ChemLawn, help clean up the urine spots and seal and prevent future stains.

Key Takeaways

No matter whether you own a small dog or one of the large breeds, we hope that you’ve learned something that can help you prevent dog pee spots on your lawn.