How to minimize wear and tear on your spot

So you have an amazing spot and you want to keep it in great shape. Here are some tips that we have learned over the years that can help with keeping your spot pristine:

  • Fence off any A/C unit in the spot. It turns out that dog urine can corrode an A/C unit, so best to keep dogs away from it to avoid any damage.
  • Set rules for use of your spot - like no digging, no running in flower beds, etc.
  • Spray your lawn down regularly to remove any dog urine from the grass
  • Limit your visitors when the ground is especially wet because any grass is especially susceptible at this time
  • If you see a damaged area, make sure to repair it before it gets worse. 
  • Replant any damaged areas with urine-resistant grass. Kentucky Bluegrass and Bermuda are the most sensitive to urine, while Ryegrass and Fescue are the best for dog urine.
  • Use a lawn repair treatment. Dog urine lawn treatments use organic enzymes and soil cleansers to flush the salts out.
  • If you start to see wear and tear showing on your yard, block out your calendar for a couple of days per week to let it rest until it recovers. If you continue to see the wear and tear, block it out for more days per week until it recovers. 
  • Fertilize and water. The right fertilizer can help return green coloring to your yellow spots and proper watering and irrigation revitalize the area. We always recommend natural and organic fertilizer (make sure to check that it is dog friendly before using).
  • You can use Chipdrop to get free wood chips delivered and spread around your spot.

If you have any tips that have worked for you, please let us know so we can add to our list.

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