I have a male dog, who pees like a girl dog i.e he squats and so
delivers a high dose of nitrogen to my lawn making it die. I'm
currently training him to only pee on a patch to the side of the shed,
leaving my main lawn burn free. This is working, but it now means the
2m x 2m patch by the shed is now all nearly brown & dead.
So what can I do to help the 'designated pee area' survive a bit
better....I know you should water the patch after they pee, but my
question is what is best just water on its own or water with some
lime/gypsum in it? or gypsum pellets spread around on the patch - does
P.S - I'm not expecting to revive the dead grass. I'm getting some new
turf laid soon so I'm looking for a preventative solution to start a new
regime from day 1 of the new turf.
What I read on googling is that lot of water works best. Lawn is burned
by nitrogen compounds in the urine. I see a lot of products advertised
on line for treating it. I suspect songbird's suggestion may be best if
the dog has to go there.
We always advised homeowners to mark out an area with landscape
timbers, fill it with gravel or bark, and if they had a male dog,
stick a 4 x 4 post in the middle. Then train the dog to do its
business there, and only there.
Otherwise, since urine contains nitrogen, and nitrogen burns, the only
effective solution is to water the area well right after the dog has
peed. Which is generally not practical.
The only thing applying gypsum or lime does is increase the profits of
the store you bought the stuff from.
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