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!
Dang, what will they think of next?!?! Enjoying a drink on the rocks now has a whole new meaning!
Karen Meldrum says
I know, it sure does!
Ellen Shedlarz says
I’ll take mine of the rocks with a lime.
We prefer a splash of chicken broth!
our lawn looks like a leopard….. and we really would need this magic rocks…. the lawn mower brought it to the daylight and we were a little shocked as we saw the result of my watering LOL
Uh oh…and you are a boy too!
M. K. Clinton says
I’m curious to see if this works. Do you wash the rocks or simply replace them? If you have success, we will have to try them because Bentley is a squatter too. BOL!
A boy with manners. You only wash the rocks before the first use, then keep adding water for two months. We clean out the bowls at night and fill, then the water is ready in the morning.
interesting! Mom will be interested to see if this works. Three girls! Three squatters!! My sister is a squatter so we can imagine the spots! have a good day your doodle friend Dash
We are all pretty lady like around here. Now and then on a walk we will lift a leg, but it is rare.
Jan K says
I guess with only Luke in the family now, I don’t have to worry about it. But honestly, I never did anyway. Having a perfect lawn is not high on my priority list. 🙂
I think it partly depends on where you live. When all the lawns are lush and green, and you have a leopard look, it is not so great.
Groovy Goldendoodles says
I remember reading about this when Leo was alive. He could burn grass right before your eyes LOL Let me know if it works – curious.
We will see. This time of year in MN the entire yard looks like a spot, but in a couple weeks we should see some results.
The Gang at LLB says
We can’t wait to see how it works…Both Arty and Rosy are squatter…it would be nice to have a spot free yard at the new backyard!
Arty, Jakey & Rosy
Wouldn’t it be great! New yard, no spots! Stay tuned.
We don’t have a lawn so it doesn’t look like a leopard. But I’m still curious to see if this works!
It’s the only kind of Leopard we can capture on camera around here! Stay tuned to see our results.
Kinley Westie says
How interesting! We can end up wif spots becuz Finley likes to go in da same spot and Brinley likes to pee over it. I spread mine around a bit more.
We all do the over pee thing around here all the time. It will be interesting to see if it works.
Tails Around the Ranch says
Having a drink on the rocks is quite literal here, isn’t it? I wonder if the my dogs would drink with them in the bowl. Sam refuses to drink water if there’s an ice cube in the bowl. Knucklehead.
Mom was wondering if we would drink but we didn’t thing twice. The rocks stay put where as ice cubes move around. That might make a difference.
Jodi Stone says
I notice a lot of my neighbor’s lawns have these leopard spots on them! I’d be worried about Delilah ingesting a rock, because well, anything in her water bowl could be construed as food. 🙂 But I will be checking back to see how these work for you!
Some dogs do eat rocks which would be a very bad thing, but we are not into rocks, so for us no problem.