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any suggestions how to save the grass

June 3rd, 2007, 09:02 AM
We have really small backyard, and Joshie usually does his business there.
Unfortunately it kills the grass. Right now half of the yard is nothing but dirt.

Does anybody know some pet friendly way to neutralize the acid or maybe some special pet resistant type of grass:)

June 3rd, 2007, 11:44 AM
You might try training Joshie to whizz in one place and one place only. Sandbox maybe ? I've never tried this myself but have heard that crumbled up gyprock scratched into to whizz spot helps to neutralize the urea.

June 3rd, 2007, 12:26 PM
I take out a small bucket of water for the first pee of the day or when I'm lazy use swimming pool water.. Dilutes it enough we don't have burn marks.

June 3rd, 2007, 01:36 PM
Thank you very much I'll try this.

June 3rd, 2007, 07:48 PM
Agree, I run my sprinklers every day in the summer and it seems to dilute enough that I don't get the grass burns. I also sprinkle down gypsum in the spring, summer, and fall. You can buy it at any local nursery for around $7, and it neutralizes the salt in the urine. Great stuff!