Dead spots on your lawn makes it look ugly and gives you the feeling that somethings not right. Dead grass spots or lawn bare spots have different kinds of causes and will also have different kinds of approaches for it to be fixed. Today, we’ll be focusing on how to repair dead grass spots due to dog urine.
Here are the things needed:
- Hand rake or anything that can remove the dead grass in the affected area
- Extra fine grind limestone
- Quality top soil
- Grass seed
And here's how to do it:
1. Scrape the area to remove dead grass as much as possible to the affected area.
2. Sprinkle the affected area with extra fine grind limestone. Dog urine has a huge amount of ammonia which is an acidic substance. Applying limestone to the affected area will neutralize the acidity of the affected area due to the dog urine. Then let it sit for about a week.
3. Cover the affected area with quality top soil then sprinkle generous amounts of grass seed. You may use your hands on this and to also pat the seeds down gently.
4. Soak the newly seeded area right away with water by using a light sprinkle flow from a garden hose or a large watering can. Be careful not to let the grass seeds be washed away. Do this for the next couple of weeks, unless you are expecting rainy days within that period.
It takes about six weeks for the dead grass spots to look healthy again and a few more weeks to look nice and lush, depending on your location.
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