Lawn burn can be caused by the highly concentrated nitrogen levels in your dog’s urine. Many lawn fertilizers have a low level of nitrogen, but the higher concentrations of nitrogen in dog urine can kill grass. Following are some popular methods of combating urine burn spots on your lawn.
Ensure your dog has free access to clean fresh water at all times
Drinking water will assist with lowering nitrogen levels in your dog’s urine.
Dilute the urine
As soon as possible after your dog has relieved themselves, dilute the area with water to help remove the nitrogen and protect the grass roots. Frequent watering and soaking your lawn can be quite effective in reducing or eliminating burn marks.
Reseed your lawn using a urine resistant product
Reseed your lawn using the urine-resistant grasses. Clovers, fescue, and perennial rye grasses are some options. Follow the manufacturers directions on reseeding the effected area.
Reduced nitrogen fertilizers
Choose a fertilizer for your lawn that has reduced nitrogen.
Train your dog to relieve themselves in a specifc area
Create a designated area using gravel or sand and then train your dog to only relieve themselves in that area. Also, for a male dog, add a marking area. This will require patience and supervision similar to initial puppy house-training. Use a short leash and bring your dog to the spot. Reward him/her with a treat when they relieve themselves. Remember consistency and patience is the key.
Lawn Burn Treats and Tablets from Mark & Chapelle Green-UM Treats for Dogs
These tasty, easy to administer treats are specially formulated to help control lawn burn, by diminishing those unsightly yellow spots on lawns. In addition, Green-UM Treats contain essential B-Vitamins from Yeast, the amino acid, Methionine and other ingredients that can provide nutritional support for your pet including a source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Thus, Green-UM Treats can benefit both your pet and your lawn at the same time, M&C Green-UM Treats can also alleviate burns on plants and shrubs caused by pets using them as their “favourite spot”
Green-UM has been specially formulated to help control lawn burn, by diminishing those unsightly yellow spots on lawns. In addition, M&C’s Green-UM contains essential B-Vitamins from Yeast, the essential amino acid (Methionine) and other ingredients that can provide nutritional support for your pet. Thus, Green-UM can benefit both your pet and your lawn at the same time. Green-UM can also alleviate burns on plants and shrubs caused by pets using them as their “favourite spot”.
A veterinarian should always be consulted prior to making any dietary modifications.