What’s up guys! It’s Chester with Big Lakes Lawncare. Today I’m going to tell you a little bit about how to prevent damage to your lawn from your dog. When a dog pees on the lawn it can damage it. Especially if you have Kentucky Bluegrass. So here are a few points that I want to make: Point number one is that, after you see your dog go, if you get a chance go out there with a hose, spray the spot where it went. That will dilute the pee enough that It won’t be harmful to the lawn, to the root base of the lawn. It’ll just dissipate. If you don’t do that there are chances you’ll have a bunch of yellow patches all over your lawn which looks terrible, and can be a pain to replace.

Point number two or option number two, is to create some sort of gravel type sanctuary or dog run. Where your dog has a designated spot to go. This is something we can do if you want to install some gravel, install some sort of retaining wall, brick or wood whatever. We can do something like that, or you can do it on your own. So your dog has a designated place off the lawn to go.

Point number three, is that Kentucky bluegrass is much more sensitive to the enzymes in pet waste than perennial rye grasses, so you know if you over seed with rye grass (if you’re okay with a blended lawn),. You will have a much more resilient lawn t. That’s quicker to green up in the spring, than you would if you were pure Kentucky bluegrass. The final point I want to make is that if you keep your lawn healthy, keep your lawn maintained. If you fertilize, if you mow regularly, if you water it. It’s gonna be stronger, it’s gonna be healthier, it’s gonna be more resilient to damage from dogs. I hope that helps. You know you can call us anytime! Thank you.

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