The recent rain and humidity has seen our lawns and gardens flourish. However nothing is more frustrating than bare patches caused by our pet dog's urine. It is a perennial problem with many suggestions but few solutions.
The problem is due to the acid in the dog urine discolouring and killing the grass. Here are a few ways to keep the grass green:
- apply lime regularly to the lawn to neutralise the acid in the soil and restore the balance that grass prefers
- add tomato juice by the tablespoon full to your dog's food each day to help neutralise urine
- water the lawn thoroughly each week to dilute urine
- similarly, adding water to dry food, giving preference to tin foods over dry food and providing fresh cool water daily increases your dog's water intake and dilutes the urine.