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Old Thursday 29th December 2011, 10:47
janetwiffen janetwiffen is offline  
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discoloration of lawn by dog

Have recently moved to a new property and now when my dog urinates the grass is turning yellow. This didn't happen at my last house. Could it be a differnt type of grass? Is there any solution that could prevent this?
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Old Thursday 29th December 2011, 11:23
d.steeley d.steeley is offline  
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Urine contains high levels of Nitrogen, so high that plants will scorch as if affected by acid. You only have 2 choices; stop the dog urinating on the grass or when he does, throw a bucket of clean water over the area he has urinated on. The second option has the benefit of diluting the Nitrogen to a level preferred by plants and feeds them resulting in strong green growth. You will still have patches but green ones not yellow/brown. I suppose if the grass at your last house was unaffected you could find out what type it was and re-seed your new grass area with it.

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