Dog Urine Damage to Lawns

Summarized from CSU Extension Service, Garden Note #553

Dog Urine Damage to LawnsDamage to lawns from dog urine is a common problem in urban landscapes and the smaller the yard, the greater the impact – yet the causes and cures are frequently misunderstood. Many urban legends have cropped up, leading to the development of commercial products and the use of home remedies. As a responsible pet owner and an informed consumer, you should be aware of both the true causes and the solutions that actually work and are safe for your dog.

“Dog spots” are caused by high concentrations of nitrogen and salts deposited on a small area of lawn causing injury or death to that area. Some common urban legends about dog urine damage to lawns are: Continue reading “Dog Urine Damage to Lawns”