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Reducing Dog Burns on Lawns

Grassclippings - Dog Urine BurnsTomato Sauce, Pilchards, Tomato Puree, we have tried them all.  How do you reduce the effect of dog urine burns on lawns?

Ammonia is released in urine as part of normal digestion. In strong concentrations ammonia can burn the grass leaving brown patches. There are effectively two problems to address:

1. How to safely lower the ammonia concentrations in the urine to stop further damage to the lawn and 2. Repairing the existing damage.  However there is no point repairing the lawn until the underlying problem has been solved.

Bitches and pups usually squat to urinate so the ammonia is concentrated in a small area which can cause a brown discolouration.

In the winter, dog lawn burns are less of a problem because rain dilutes the ammonia. It is in the summer months that brown patches are seen more frequently because the ammonia finds it easier to penetrate the dryer soil which then gets drawn into the grass.

How to lower ammonia levels in the urine

Ammonia production is simply part of a dog’s normal bodily function so rather than try to alter ammonia production we have developed a food supplement which uses natural plant extracts that bind to the ammonia making it less harmful to the lawn.

Let’s assume that you have a 15kg dog (33lbs) and you feed her twice a day.

The Anti-Lawnburn Formula comes in a bottle that has a metered device on the top delivering a specified amount of liquid each time the spray top is depressed. In the above example you would apply 4 sprays to the dog's regular brand of food each meal and mix it in thoroughly with a fork. Within a few days the ammonia concentrations should reduce.

Lawn Repair

Once the urine is no longer causing further damage it is then time to repair the existing patches.  Some grass may grow back unaided but often larger patches will require re-seeding.

Related Topics

Food Additive for Dogs and Cats

Lawn Repair

Grass Seed


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