Save your lawn from the wrath of Frank!
Does your lawn look like a martian landscape? We promise the martians aren’t invading it’s just your neighbour’s dog Frank!
The yellow spots that develop after a dog urinates on your lawn are caused by a high concentration of nitrogen-containing compounds and salts that are naturally present in dog pee. Yep! Great eh? Lawns that are overly dry or already weak and stressed are especially susceptible to dog pee. So, whenever a dog spot appears just water the area deeply and repeatedly to flush the urine out of the surrounding soil.
Can it be fixed?
Yep, you bet! Minor damage may fill in with surrounding grass over time, but you don’t have to wait on nature. Even though you can’t bring dead grass back to life, you can repair dog spots, so they look as good as new.
Start by removing the dead grass from the area and then repair the spot with our tried and true “See Spot Go” soil & seed specialty mix that is designed just for dog spots. This all-in-one remedy for dog lawn spots combines drought-tolerant, water-conserving, premium grass seeds, fertilizer and natural wood mulch to grow beautiful, healthy grass where dog spots were.
Whenever you do lawn repairs, remember to keep your pet away from any area with new grass seed. You don’t need to worry about your dog, but you do need to protect your future grass. New grass seed needs time to germinate and get established with strong healthy roots before it’s ready for Frank to visit and play. A good rule of thumb is to let grass grow and mow it at least a few times before you allow dog or human traffic.
Keeping Frank at bay!
To help prevent dog spots around your lawn, the best plan of attack is to train your neighbour’s pooch to relieve himself in his own yard. Kidding, but not really! Use natural wood mulch in a small area of your yard to offer Frank a spot to pee somewhere other than your grass. Job done!