I am new here today and am a keen amateur gardener (still learning).
have just spent alot of money re-landscaping my garden. The back law
is still growing great and is very lush. However, the front has bee
subject to dog urine (I have about 6 patches and could cry!). I a
getting the front walled in, but I need to know if I would need to jus
replace the damaged patches, or is there anything I can do to promot
growth again? Any advice you can give me would be very appreciated.
Also, I notice in my back lawn I have some very small mushrooms comin
through. Is this something I should worry about or do I just mow the
up when I cut the grass.
I look forward to your replies
In most cases, small areas like that will fill in by themselves. It
also depends on the type of grass. If you have some bluegrass in the
lawn, it will spread via rhizomes, which is one reason it's in many
grass seed mixes. Clump type grass will also grow larger to fill in
Nothing to worry about. They usually occur when there is lots of
moisture and some organic material, like old wood, decaying near the
surface. Just make sure you're not overwatering the lawn.
Established lawns should get about 1" of water a week, which may be
one application or split into two, about 4 days apart, depending on
if its a rye type grass for example, this will self seed. You just need to
cut it high enough to all seed development. It is late winter here but I
notice the rye grass already starting to seed where I have cut it high. I
have 2 mutts who piss on the lawn, the grass takes care of itself.
Where in the world do you guys live where a dog pissing on the lawn is
destroying vegitation? Do you feed your dogs something really strange? Are
you collecting their urine in 5 gallon containers, distilling it down to a
super concentrated mixture, then pouring it on the lawn in a single spot?
I've cared for dogs all my adult life and have never seen urine do anything
to the lawn. Dog piles yes, but only if I let it sit there for a couple of
days in the sun.
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