Does you lawn look more like a spotted Leopard than a golf course? Are your furry canine friends ruining your grass? I am testing out a solution that may help your lawn stay green.
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Why Does Your lawn Have Spots
As you know, dogs drink water, and in the summer we drink even more water because of the heat. All that water has to go in one end and out the other. A dog’s urine contains excessive nitrate concentrations. When dogs urinate on the grass, it creates lawn burn spots, where the grass is killed off, or it turns yellow.
Solutions For Your Lawn
1. Trade your female dog in for a male dog. Male dogs tend to have less issues with grass spots then females. Why is this so? We girls squat, and leave our urine concentrated in one spot. The boys often lift a leg on something, causing the urine to scatter about without a big concentration in one spot. My mom would rather have a spotted lawn than trade us in for boys!
2. Get a cat. If you can live without a dog (I’m not sure that is possible, but some humans might give it a try), have a cat instead. For one, cats should be indoors, and two, their urine won’t make big spots on your lawn.
3. Try Dog Rocks®! I received dog rocks to try for our lawn spots. Today, I’m giving you some information on them, and I’ll be posting again in mid-June to let you know how they work.
What Are Dog Rocks
Dog Rocks are a completely natural product from Australia. The rocks filter out impurities from your dog’s drinking water such as tin, ammonia, and nitrates. Once these impurities are naturally removed from your dog’s urine, the yellow spots on the grass should not happen any more.
How To Use Dog Rocks
Remove the Dog Rocks from the bag, and rinse off thoroughly.
Place the clean rocks in the bottom of your dog’s water bowl, and fill with water. It is suggested you top off the water bowl when it needs it rather than replacing all the water as the rocks need about ten hours to do their magic in the water.
Once your bowl has the rocks, and is full of water, your dog can start drinking. My sisters and I all drink from our bowls with rocks in them no problem. It does take about 5 weeks for the yellow patches to stop appearing on the lawn. The rocks, once placed in the water bowl, will last about two months before needing to be replaced. You will need to add rocks to all your water bowls for maximum effectiveness.
Stop back again in mid-June to see if my lawn is still looking like a Leopard, or if it is more like a golf course because of our Dog Rocks!