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How to Remove Dog Urine Stains From Grass and Lawn

Updated on May 23, 2011

Man's Best Friend, Lawn's Worst Enemy

Man's best friend: He's affectionate, loyal, smart, and great with the kids. The bad news? He's wrecking your lawn.

Many dog owners have to deal with dog urine stains on their lawn. A yellow or brown patch of grass can make a well-maintained lawn look rather drab.

Because a dog's urine contains concentrated amounts of nitrogen, the lawn becomes discolored or 'burned.'

Ignoring the urine stains will only make the lawn look worse; dogs will urinate whenever and wherever they please. The only way to save your lawn is to remove urine stains quickly and effectively.

Treating Dog Urine Stains

Your lawn may look like an eyesore now, but it doesn't have to stay that way. There are a couple of things you can do to safely remove urine stains from your lawn. All you need is a garden hose, some grass seed, and a little patience.

  • Soak the urine stain on your lawn: Water will dilute the nitrogen from the dog urine. Soak the urine stain with water, throw down a little grass seed, and continue to water the stain each day until grass begins to grow.
  • Consider planting a different type of grass: Certain types of grasses do not hold up well to heavy paw-traffic and frequent urination. Consider planting a hardy grass that can withstand dog urine. Among warm climates, Bermuda grass is favored by dog owners. In colder climates, Kentucky bluegrass is embraced by many people with pets.
  • Treat urine stains with an eco-friendly product: If you prefer to treat stains with a 'green' product, consider purchasing Pet Peeeve™ Lawn Protectant. Use this product on your lawn to prevent and treat urine stains. Simply attach the bottle to your hose and spray. It is safe for use around pets and children; however, it may stain clothing.


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    • futonfraggle profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Ah, lucky you! The snow just melted here in Canada about 2 weeks ago. My lawn looks pretty pathetic. Don't get me wrong, I love my babies (dogs) but they sure like to make my landscaping work a real chore. Fortunately, the grass has improved over the past few days with heavy watering from the garden hose.

    • cashmere profile image


      9 years ago from India

      I have no lawn and no dog right now. Am living in a flat on the first floor and one four year old to look after is quite enough right now.


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