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Dog urine spots on your turf

Dog Problems on the Lawn

When dogs urinate, especially larger breeds, it will cause the lawn to turn brown from an excessive amount of ammonia present in the urine (ammonia is actually a fertilizer, but in high concentrations, will overdose the grass and kill it). Several remedies (although none are very practical) can be used.

Saturate the area with water that is commonly used as a bathroom by the pet. Repair or replace the grass in the effected area. Perennial Ryegrasses and Fescues are the most urine-resistant grasses. The worst is Kentucky Bluegrass and Bermuda. Lastly, train your dog to go in another area where there is an alternative ground cover not so easily effected by the urine.

(For a more detailed explanation, read our more detailed dog problem page)