There’s a struggle over here. The struggle to want a dog like Lulu. And the struggle to be a gardener and have a pristine lawn. You see the two don’t really mix and I didn’t find this out until we had Lulu for a full year. This was our side lawn (aka. her area) back in April after a long winter.
Today it looks a little bit better due to the decent amount of rain we’ve had and frequent dousing with the sprinkler. But still, there are bare patches, yellow patches and anything but perfect lawn here. Sigh. I read everything I could about urine burnouts, spots, patches, whatever you call them.
I don’t think making my dog eat some supplement for the rest of her life is a good or reasonable fix. I’m not going to have my dog go in the house on a pee pad. And I’m not going to be that neighbor who walks their dog and has it go in another person’s yard. Just NO!
I’ve realized this is just part of having a dog. An imperfect lawn. I will say the extra watering has helped although I now have mushrooms in the same area. I have read the #1 proven remedy is to pour water directly over the spot where the dog goes immediately after they go. Well #aintnobodygottimeforthat.
So I continue to run the sprinkler, rake the dead patches, reseed and transplant patches of new grass from other areas of the lawn. I’ve accepted this is my lawn with a dog.